The Practice of Medicine is designed to equip 1st year medical students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to effectively practice the art and science of medicine. Building upon the foundations laid in the META course, this essential program serves as a bridge to POM 2, while further enhancing students' competencies.
During this course, students will cultivate and refine their abilities in history taking and conducting comprehensive physical examinations. They will learn to communicate professionally, fostering effective interactions with patients, colleagues, and other healthcare professionals. Moreover, students will hone their clinical reasoning skills, allowing them to analyze medical scenarios and make informed decisions in patient care.
Additionally, the POM 1 course will provide correlation to the concurrent basic science courses by providing didactics and small group exercises that parallel topics covered in the basic science courses and organ-system course as NHB.
Beyond the acquisition of clinical skills, The Practice of Medicine also plays a crucial role in shaping students' professional identity as future physicians. In summary, The Practice of Medicine helps students to develop critical skills, build a professional identity be better prepared to take on the more advanced POM2 curriculum.