Course Descriptions for 2nd Year

 

Fall Semester

BMS 6000 Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine (1 credit)- for OMFS students only

This course will provide a bridge from the dental sciences to clinical medicine. Entering OMFS students will be provided the tools and experiences to prepare for entry to Introduction to Clinical Medicine. Small group sessions will help prepare the student to share medical information in verbal and written form.

BMS 6634 Gastroenterology and Hepatology (5 credits)

The focus of this course is the recognition of patient histories and physical examination findings suggesting gastrointestinal/hepatobiliary disease; differential diagnoses to explain the presenting complaint; utilization of diagnostic testing to establish or confirm diagnosis; pathophysiology, pathology, etiologies, epidemiology and therapies of gastrointestinal/hepatobiliary diseases; contributing psychological and sociological factors.

BMS 6813 Introduction to Clinical Medicine III (16 credits)

This curriculum will provide students with the basic competencies in professional behavior; communication with patients, families and other health professionals; physical examination; differential diagnosis; documentation and understanding of the social context of healthcare.

BMS 6020 Clinical Neuroscience (7 credits)

Clinical Neuroscience will introduce basic central nervous system (CNS) structure and function, along with head and neck anatomy, and integrate these with clinical topics important to Neuromedicine.

BMS 6021 Pain and Addiction Intensive (1 credit)

This is a second year course in the medical education curriculum.  It provides an overview of the assessment of pain, the bio-psychosocial aspects of pain and the multidisciplinary approach to pain treatment.  This course is designed to prepare students for their clinical experiences and for integration into the systems modules.

MDC 6001  Introduction to Clinical Practice (Preceptorship) (3 credits)

During this course, students are assigned to a physician preceptor who practices primary care medicine. Students spend three weeks on location with the physician and have many opportunities to utilize their interview and physical examination skills.

BMS 6635 Dermatology and the Musculoskeletal System (4 credits)

The focus of the course is recognition of the findings that suggest cutaneous or MSK disease; development of differential diagnoses explaining the complaint; diagnostic testing to establish a diagnosis; understanding the pathophysiology, pathology, etiologies, epidemiology and therapies; and appreciation of factors that contribute to health and disease.

Spring Semester

BMS 6814  Introduction to Clinical Medicine IV (8 credits)

This curriculum will provide students with the basic competencies in professional behavior; communication with patients families and other health professionals; physical examination; differential diagnosis; documentation and understanding of the social context of healthcare.

BMS 6631 Hematology (4 credits)

The focus of this course is the recognition of patient histories and physical examination suggesting hematological disease; differential diagnoses; diagnostic testing; pathophysiology, pathology, epidemiology and therapies of hematologic diseases (including pharmacology and use of biologic and blood bank products); appreciation of psychological and sociological factors that contribute to health and disease.

BMS 6632 Endocrinology and Reproduction (4 credits)

This course presents the gross and microscopic anatomy of the endocrine and reproductive organs.  It then reviews the pathology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of common disorders of these organ systems.

MDT 7090 USMLE Step 1 Preparation (1 credit)

This course allows for adequate preparation for the USMLE through self-directed learning. The course has formative evaluation with the NBME Basic Science Examination and a summative clinical skills exam.