Second Year Curriculum

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The second year of study consists of two core basic science courses, Medicine, Patients, and Society II, and an Introductory Clerkship. The core basic science courses are taught sequentially as integrated block courses on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from late August to early April; they are described below in the order in which they are offered. Medicine, Patients, and Society II is taught every Tuesday during the same period (see Class Schedules, page 39). The Introductory Clerkship is offered just prior to the beginning of the third year clinical courses.
Brain and Mind
August through November
Welcome to the Brain and Mind course. The Brain and Mind course is a multidisciplinary approach to medical education that incorporates elements ranging from basic neuroscience and the gross anatomy of the head and neck, to neurological diagnosis and psychopathology. It is offered to medical students during the fall semester of their second year. Please feel free to use the drop down menu above to quickly view the course description (including the course overview, organization, assessment, guidelines, and grading policy), the faculty listing, weekly schedules, and software resources.
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Basis of Disease
November through April
This course is fundamentally a survey course on human disease. The course has been organized by organ system (modules), and within each module, several disciplines (e.g. pathophysiology, pathology, pharmacology) contribute to presenting an integrated view of clinical disorders. Basis of Disease utilizes several learning modalities including lectures, problem based learning (PBL), laboratories, small group sessions, and journal clubs.
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Medicine, Patients, and Society II
Tuesdays, August through March
This course builds upon the principles introduced in Medicine, Patients and Society I. It teaches some of the skills of doctoring including establishing the doctor-patient relationship, taking the medical history and conducting the physical examination.
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