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Hands-On Medicine: A Week in the Life of a Medical Student

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Course DatesMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRNRegistration
June 17, 2019 - June 21, 20196/17 - 6/21M-F 3:30P-6:20POpenOswaldo Subillaga
Leanna Travis
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June 17, 2019 - June 21, 20196/17 - 6/21M-F 12:15P-3:05POpenBrittany Ricci
Tanisha Verneus
11301 ADD TO CART
June 24, 2019 - June 28, 20196/24 - 6/28M-F 3:30P-6:20POpenCarol Shi
Tanisha Verneus
11304 ADD TO CART
June 24, 2019 - June 28, 20196/24 - 6/28M-F 12:15P-3:05POpenRyan Desrochers
Belinda Zhou
11303 ADD TO CART
July 08, 2019 - July 12, 20197/08 - 7/12M-F 3:30P-6:20POpenJessica Cao
Taylor Freeburg
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July 08, 2019 - July 12, 20197/08 - 7/12M-F 12:15P-3:05POpenKristy Blackwood
Leanna Travis
11305 ADD TO CART
July 15, 2019 - July 19, 20197/15 - 7/19M-F 3:30P-6:20POpenJessica Cao
Emily Passarelli
11308 ADD TO CART
July 15, 2019 - July 19, 20197/15 - 7/19M-F 12:15P-3:05POpenChristina Mata
Odette Zero
11307 ADD TO CART
July 22, 2019 - July 26, 20197/22 - 7/26M-F 3:30P-6:20POpenFrances Kazal
Christian Shigley
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July 22, 2019 - July 26, 20197/22 - 7/26M-F 12:15P-3:05POpenRyan Desrochers
Sarah Hsu
11309 ADD TO CART
July 29, 2019 - August 02, 20197/29 - 8/02M-F 3:30P-6:20POpenEmily Passarelli
Carol Shi
11312 ADD TO CART
July 29, 2019 - August 02, 20197/29 - 8/02M-F 12:15P-3:05POpenChristina Mata
Oswaldo Subillaga
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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 an exciting week of immersive activities. You and your peers will explore the physiology of the human body in the classroom, and then experience an in-depth look at the anatomy of the organs themselves in the anatomy lab. You will step inside the shoes of a doctor, learning how to conduct a medical interview and perform an extensive physical exam while working with standardized patients (actors trained to portray patients in various medical situations). 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, in one week, you will learn about the science of heart function, see a real human heart and identify its structures, efficiently interview a patient with chest pain, conduct a cardiopulmonary physical exam, 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, both inside and outside the classroom.

				

Course Information

  • Course Code: CEME0903
  • Length: 1 week
  • Supplemental Fee: $100

Program Information

Summer@Brown

Brown’s Pre-College Program in the liberal arts and sciences, offering over 200 non-credit courses, one- to four-weeks long, taught on Brown’s campus. For students completing grades 9-12 by June 2019.

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