Interdepartmental Studies

These courses provide the basic medical science and the clinical science faculties with an opportunity for a more collaborative approach to medical education.

The following courses are offered under the joint auspices of several of the departments of the Jacobs School.

It is anticipated that this “team-teaching approach” in each course will add depth and breadth to the students’ curriculum.

Course Descriptions

3/11/20
The Healer's Art course enables the formation of the genuine community of inquiry between students and physicians that encourages an in-depth sharing of experience, beliefs, aspirations and personal truths to find meaning in medicine. Students and faculty participate together in a discovery model that transcends expertise to explore service as a way of life.
8/16/17
The Clinical Practice of Medicine is a two-year course which is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills required in clinical practice.
9/30/14
This course will enable students to pursue investigation of a suitable research project chosen according to the interest of the student and under the supervision of the faculty.
9/30/14
This course will enable students to pursue a suitable clinical experience chosen according to the interest of the student and under the supervision of the faculty.
3/10/20
This course will enable students to pursue a suitable clinical experience chosen according to the interest of the student and under the supervision of the faculty.
6/12/18
This course provides students with the basic clinical skills needed for their third-year clinical clerkships. It is a continuation of the first-year CPM course.
9/30/14
This course will enable students to pursue investigation of a suitable research project chosen according to the interest of the student and under the supervision of the faculty.
9/30/14
This course will enable students to pursue a suitable clinical experience chosen according to the interest of the student and under the supervision of the faculty.
3/13/20
The Dilemmas in Clinical Medicine (DCM) course is designed as a year-long experience in addressing human and ethical issues in medicine and the decision-making process.
3/13/20
This course will provide students with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enhance their ability to provide care to and interact with patients they will encounter during their clinical clerkships and electives.
2/12/19
As students transition from medical school to residency, satisfactory completion of all steps necessary for this transition are fulfilled. For example, completing checklists for graduation, ERAS, The Match, Step 2 exams, etc.
3/6/20
This 4-week elective will provide an overview of basic principles in the development of medical curriculum.  Students will spend 4 weeks in the Office of Medical Curriculum at the Jacobs School learning about how medical curriculum is developed and participating in some of the day-to-day activities within the office that contribute to the creation and implementation of the curriculum at our medical school.  Students will be expected to work with the administration in the Office of Curriculum to choose a medical curriculum topic to research and be expected to produce a poster and presentation by the end of the elective.  Work on this project can begin prior to the designated elective month and can be spread out over many months.  Although there can be flexibility in the schedule, students will be expected to be physically present for important activities during the designated elective month.  Students will also be expected to complete the 21 hour on-line Coursera course entitled: Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education before and/or during the elective block.