Courses and Clerkships
|Pamela Rosenthal, MD||Ruth Crowe, MD||Michael LoCurcio, MD|
|Michael Tanner, MD||Norma Keller, MD|
1. Core Principles of Medicine
The Core Principles of Medicine Course provides students with the fundamental knowledge to become effective clinician-scientists. During the first 18 months of medical school, this course guides students through physiology and pathophysiology, ensuring that students are familiar with the mechanism of disease. In effect, this course contains what most medical educators would consider the bulk of the “traditional basic science” curriculum for undergraduate medical education.
Director of Core Principles of Medicine, Pamela Rosenthal, MD
2. Practice of Medicine (POM)
C21 has led to a major restructuring of the pre-clerkship courses. In a coordinated undertaking intended to introduce students to clinical medicine, This 18 month course stresses medical interviewing, patient education and counseling, cultural competency, physical diagnosis, population health, clinical epidemiology and communication. Faculty leadership for POM includes Drs. Ruth Crowe and Jennifer Adams.
|POM Course DIrector||Ruth Crowe, MD, PhD|
3. Core Medicine Clerkship
Students are introduced into an environment that is simultaneously patient-centered and student-centered on the inpatient medical services at our core teaching hospitals. This eight week clerkship focuses on case synthesis based on history, physical examination and hospital studies. Students are divided into Firms and become important members of the medical team. Please see the next section of this document that reviews the current Firm System.
Ayanbola Lawal, Clerkship Coordinator, Department of Medicine
Bellevue Hospital, C&D Building Room 633, New York, NY 10016 | Tel: (212) 263-6393
4. Ambulatory Care Clerkship
The Ambulatory Care Clerkship teaches students to become familiar with practicing medicine in the outpatient setting. Students rotate through a number of clinical settings and come together on Wednesdays for a highly student-rated lecture series.
Dr. Michael Tanner is the Clerkship Director.
Felicia Owusu, Program Coordinator, Department of Medicine
Bellevue Hospital, C&D Building Room 667, New York, NY 10016 | Tel: (646) 501-4176
5. Critical Care Clerkship
Critical Care introduces the student to the care of patients in the intensive care unit. Only senior students who have completed the mandatory clerkships are allowed to take this advanced clerkship. Students also attend lectures and simulations to help deliver curriculum content.
Dr. Norma Keller is the Clerkship Director.
Debra Henry, Clerkship Coordinator
New Bellevue Hospital, 17 South 5, New York, NY 10016 | Tel: (212) 263-0439
6. Advanced Medicine Clerkship
Advanced Medicine offers an acting internship on a general medical team at Bellevue Hospital, Tisch Hospital and the Manhattan VA to students who have successfully completed the mandatory clerkships. The key to the course is the balance of autonomy and supervision that allows for the professional maturation from student to intern.
Dr. Michael LoCurcio is the Clerkship Director.
Justin Aldanese, Clerkship Coordinator, Department of Medicine
Bellevue Hospital, C&D Building Room 633, New York, NY 10016 | Tel: (212) 263-0890