The University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs: Medical Mysteries

The University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs: Medical Mysteries

October 12, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


This course is designed for anybody who
is interested in learning more about the field of medicine and how we look at
patients, how we look at disease, how we take our basic science knowledge, and our knowledge from the lab and apply that to a patient who’s expressing concern
about a set of symptoms, so the exciting thing the unique thing is that it’s
preparing students for scientific study at the university level but it’s also
providing a taste of what the Graduate Medical School experience is like, we
employ a variety of learning techniques in the classroom, some of those are lab
techniques some of those are individual presentations individual research
working in small groups, creating a poster presentation I think this
hands-on approach to looking at patients thinking about the patient’s experience
and connecting it with the basic science is what’s appealing about this course a
particularly exciting addition to this class is being able to use the
simulation labs at the Medical School so one of our cases centers around a
patient who is in the hospital in acute distress and the students will be
stabilizing that patient and then figuring out what has been going on
internally to create the situation that we walked into with this patient needing
to be stabilized. I hope students walk away with a sense of excitement for the mystery of the human body the excitement that comes along with working with
patients in the field of medicine I also hope they walk away having gained
some skills, some important skills that will prepare them for college.