1st Year Medical Students
- 1st Year Curriculum
- Paris Simulation Center: The simulation center provides hands-on, realistic, risk-free learning about high-risk types of patient encounters; exposure to unusual and rare patient cases; interactive and self-directed learning; instant feedback; and small group and networked learning.
- Standardized Patient Clinic: Beginnning in the first year of medical school, standardized patients assist in training students to perform a complete physical examination, take a medical history and effectively communicate with a diverse patient population.
- Blackboard Websites: Every course in the first- and second-year curriculum uses a website to support learning. Faculty post syllabi, links, articles, discussion questions, slides and examination grades at these course websites.
- Summer Externship Program:
The Department of Pediatrics offers an externship summer program for rising 2nd year medical students. The program allows us to introduce and increase awareness of concepts of pediatric primary care among rising sophomore medical students. Furthermore, it provides an early introduction to the field of pediatrics under the mentorship of full-time faculty members of the Department of Pediatrics. Participating medical students will receive their first clinical exposure by rotating through the following divisions and sessions: general pediatrics, infectious diseases, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, neonatology, hematology/oncology, pediatric pathology, endocrinology and nephrology.