Reintroduction to Clinical Medicine

Sites: BWH, MGH
Director(s): Amy Cohen, Lindsay Fourman, Sahar Nissim
Offered: Spring
Location: MULTI - Multi-site (J)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: This eight week course is designed to help students refresh clinical skills after a hiatus. This course is mandatory for returning MD-PhD students and may also be useful for MD students who are beginning their transition back to full-time clinical clerkships following a protracted period of non-clinical pursuits. This course is not intended for students who have taken off for a year or less. Course Location: TBD There are three aspects to this course: 1. There will be a two-day seminar at the beginning of the course (Jan. 15 & 16) to provide a re-introduction to the clinical history/physical exam as well as discussion of common clinical problems and a subsequent two-day seminar at the conclusion of the course (March 4 & 5) which will provide more interactive case discussions of advanced differential diagnoses. 2. Students will participate in Attending Rounds with a specific Medical Service Team at BWH or MGH three times during the course. These rounds expose the student to inpatient clinical management. 3. Seven times during the course, students will be assigned a patient from that service to "work-up.” Each student will then meet individually with his/her clinical preceptor to present, examine and discuss the patient they have evaluated. Preceptors will be offered at both BWH and MGH. E-mail the MD-PhD Program office at and cc the HMS registrar at to receive 1 credit for the course by Monday, December 2nd, 2019. Please also indicate your site preference: BWH or MGH. Please note that while every effort will be made to accommodate this request, it is not guaranteed.