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Second Year

Advanced Skills in the Culture and Practice of Medicine [Doctoring 2]

Doctoring 2 is taught throughout the second year of medical school, and further develops the concepts introduced in Doctoring 1. History-taking and physical examination techniques are reviewed in a 3-week refresher course. Presentation skills and write-ups are practiced and refined with preceptors in small group discussions. Students are brought into the hospital and into outpatient clinics where they perform complete assessments of patients with diverse medical issues. Clinical reasoning, diagnostic skills, and patient management approaches are taught and refined using standardized patient scenarios and actual patients’ medical problems. Clinical simulations in small group settings are used to explore special topics in physician-patient interactions. The course culminates in a multi-station OSCE. 

Organ Systems, Continued from Year 1

Systems 4: Nephrology
Development, histology, and physiology of the renal system. Pathology and pathophysiology of renal diseases, along with the basis for diagnosis and the pharmacologic, medical, surgical, and behavioral treatment options.

Systems 5: Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Development, histology and physiology of the gastrointestinal system.  Pathology and pathophysiology of diseases of the gastrointestinal system, along with the basis for diagnosis and the pharmacological, medical, surgical, and behavioral treatment options. This course also covers metabolism and nutrition and the effect of nutrient deficiencies and excesses on health.

Systems 6: Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Urology
Development, histology and physiology of the endocrine system and male and female reproductive systems. Pathology and pathophysiology of diseases of the endocrine system, male and female reproductive systems, along with the basis for diagnosis and the pharmacological, medical, surgical, and behavioral treatment options.

Systems 7: Multi-Organ System Diseases: Hematology, Oncology, Musculoskeletal Disease, and Dermatology
Development, histology and physiology of the hematologic, musculoskeletal and dermatologic systems. Pathology and pathophysiology of diseases of the hematologic, musculoskeletal (rheumatologic and orthopedic) and dermatologic systems, along with the basis for diagnosis and the pharmacological, medical, surgical, and behavioral treatment options. This course also includes integrated multi-organ system clinical cases, incorporating topics from earlier courses that will require critical thinking and clinical problem solving.