Practice of Medicine III
M25 707

Course Master(s)
Timothy Yau, M.D.

Course Description

Instructor: Gregory Polites, M.D., 362-3480


1. To review challenges and dilemmas in clinical medicine.

2. To examine clinical experiences from a variety of perspectives.

In this course, themes and topics relevant students in their clinical stage of training are discussed. Each session begins with a short talk or panel discussion. As students exchange problematic scenarios and questions, the group develops potential solutions and management schemes.

Topics Include:

Session 1: Giving and Accepting FeedbackDefer.
Session 2: Delivering Bad NewsLefrak, Dresser, Adkins, Garcia, Polites.
Session 3: Coping with Stressors of a Medical CareerGlueck, Schlaggar, Spiegel, Glass.
Session 4: Medical Errors and Disclosure.
Session 5: Health Care Update on PPACAPeck.
Session 6: Health EconomicsPeck.
Session 7: Medical MalpracticePeck.
Session 8: Pharma and Professional Conflicts of Interest.
Session 9: Domestic ViolenceGlowinski.

Date: The 3rd Tuesday of each month with the exception of June, November, and December.
Time: Session runs to 12:00-1:15 pm.
Attendance at all sessions is required.
Students are excused from clinical activities to attend.
Location: Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center.