Medicine in Action: A View into the Life of a Medical Student

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Course DatesLengthMeeting TimesStatusFormatInstructor(s)CRN
June 28, 2021 - July 14, 20216/28 - 7/142 WeeksOnlineOpenOnlineTsikata Apenyo
Amita Sastry
June 28, 2021 - July 14, 20216/28 - 7/142 WeeksOnlineOpenOnlineTBD
Jeannine Whelan
June 28, 2021 - July 14, 20216/28 - 7/142 WeeksOnlineOpenOnlineTess Cersonsky
Jessica Moore
July 12, 2021 - July 28, 20217/12 - 7/282 WeeksOnlineWaitlistedOnlineCicely Krebill
Marcela Osorio
July 12, 2021 - July 28, 20217/12 - 7/282 WeeksOnlineWaitlistedOnlineTess Cersonsky
Elijah Persad-Paisley
July 12, 2021 - July 28, 20217/12 - 7/282 WeeksOnlineOpenOnlineAbigail Raynor
Emma Waddell
July 26, 2021 - August 11, 20217/26 - 8/112 WeeksOnlineOpenOnlineDavid Painter
Bianca Persaud
July 26, 2021 - August 11, 20217/26 - 8/112 WeeksOnlineOpenOnlineTBD
Abigail Raynor
July 26, 2021 - August 11, 20217/26 - 8/112 WeeksOnlineOpenOnlineTsikata Apenyo
Kermshlise Picard

Course Description

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a medical student? In this course, you will learn about the fundamentals of the practice of medicine through two exciting weeks of immersive activities. You and your peers will explore the physiology of the human body in an online classroom setting, and experience an in-depth look at the anatomy of organs in the virtual anatomy lab. You will step inside the shoes of a doctor, learning how to conduct a medical interview and perform an extensive physical exam. Finally, you will delve into important ethical issues often encountered in the medical field.

Modern medicine is not merely a hodgepodge of isolated facts, figures, problems, and procedures; in reality, it is a tightly integrated practice. This course adheres to this principle, effectively combining essential aspects of medicine to enhance students' understanding and retention. As an example, consider the heart. Among many other things, you will learn about the science of heart function, see the human heart anatomically and identify its structures, practice conducting a medical interview and cardiopulmonary physical exam for a patient with chest pain, and discuss the moral questions regarding a potential heart transplant. Through this interwoven approach to medical education, you will surely leave the course with a sharply heightened sense of both the art and science of healing.

This course will be taught by current medical students from Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School.

Prerequisites: Students who take this course are expected to have a strong foundation in biology and an eagerness to experience medicine in an interactive setting.

Course Information

  • Course Code: CEME0904

Program Information


Brown’s Pre-College Program in the liberal arts and sciences for students completing grades 9-12 by June 2021.

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