Courses

Required Courses

Clinical Pathology Conference l
Instructor: Alan Johns, MD, MEd

  • Learn how to identify major medical concerns from a case
  • Develop skills in presenting a clinical case
  • Appropriately develop differential diagnosis

Community Clinical Medicine
Instructor: 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 Care
Instructor: Emily Onello, 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
Instructors: Ray Christensen, MD, 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
  • Paired with local family physicians

Social and Behavioral Medicine I
Course Directors: James G. Boulger, PhD and Michele Statz, PhD

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.