Community Clinical Medicine I & II
Course Director: Ryan Harden, MD, MS
- Gain various clinical experiences in hospitals, nursing homes, the operating room, labor and delivery
- Work through several mini-rotations: OB, surgery, pediatrics, interprofessional and two medicine blocks
- Practice physical diagnosis skills and develop confidence in clinical skills
Introduction to Rural Family Medicine and Native American Health
Course Directors: James Boulger, PhD, Emily Onello, MD, Mary Owen, MD and Sandy Stover, MD
- Your first exposure to the clinical side of medicine
- Learn how to elicit a concise, pertinent patient medical history
- Consists of lectures, physical exam teaching sessions, small group discussions and a site visit to a rural Minnesota community
Rural Medical Scholars Program I and II
Course Directors: Emily Onello, MD and James Boulger, PhD
- Divided into three different sections, a week at a time in January, April and June
- Go to small communities to practice skills and learn what it's like to be a small-town physician
Social and Behavioral Medicine I
Course Director: Cathy McCarty, PhD, MSB, HEC-C
- The coursework in the first year of the medical student experience covers a wide range of material ranging from culture and health and disparities in health care to individual personal and social development, population health and biostatistics, psychopathology, medical ethics and end-of-life issues.
Social and Behavioral Medicine II
Course Directors: Mustafa al'Absi, PhD and Michele Statz, PhD
- In the second year material on Brain-Body interactions, stress and coping, biostatistics, law and medicine, spirituality, health care policy and medical ethics are included.
Art of Science at the End of Life
Course Director: Amy Greminger, MD
- Introduce students to concepts common in the care of life patients.
Family Medicine Preceptorship
Course Directors: James Boulger, PhD and Emily Onello, MD
- Paired with local family medicine physicians.