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Implemented in the fall of 2009, the Genes to Society Curriculum prepares students to look at a patient's biology, down to the cellular level, and dovetail external environmental and societal factors to truly come up with an accurate differential diagnosis and effective treatment plan. Concurrent courses reinforced with clinical experience replaced the consecutive courses of rote learning. Learning becomes three-dimensional through patient interaction from the first day. Review the new curriculum.
First three months preceding Genes to Society, emphasizing fundamental principles of basic sciences, social sciences, public health, and information skills reinforced during Genes to Society.
Runs concurrent with Scientific Foundations of Medicine, begins patient-centered education by teaching clinical skills including interviewing, communication, and physical diagnosis.
Occur six times during Genes to Society and during the clinical years, enabling students to revisit basic science topics applicable to the previous clinical clerkship. Years I and II provide week-long opportunities for students to break away from organ-based class work to focus on advanced clinical skills, simulation experiences, and areas of interest.
Runs through the end of Year II, divided into disciplines that combine the "traditional", "normal", and "abnormal" and teach upon evidence-based medicine and a public health perspective framework.
Begins January of Year I and runs concurrent with Genes to Society. Students spend one afternoon, each week, with a dedicated preceptor in an outpatient setting, and experience didactic or web-based learning of common outpatient topics.
Opportunities Primary Care specialists (Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics/ Gynecology) and Surgical, Medical and Pediatric specialists.
Six-week course includes integrative problem-based learning modules to consolidate and reinforce lessons of the first two years, as well as introduce students to specific content in preparation for the Basic Clinical Clerkships. Content includes ECGs, radiographs, clinical pathology, safety, pharmacy, information systems, and community resources.
Basic Clinical Clerkships
Begin Spring of Year II, provides a more structured cadence affording students exposure to all core clerkships before Year IV, while maintaining student flexibility and choice.
Seven week clerkships,
preceded by one-week
of integrated clerkship
and followed by one-
week of basic science
Pediatrics (General Pediatricians collective or individual)
Four week Clerkships
Sub-internships in Medicine, Surgery or Pediatrics, a chronic care clerkship (e.g. palliative care, rehabilitation, geriatrics), and a physiology-based or technology-intensive clerkship.
|Students have ample opportunity in Years III and IV to take electives (e.g., Radiology, Urology, Orthopaedic's, etc.).|
Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine Clerkship Director for a new rural medicine/ community medicine rotation during the 4th year of medical school, to start July 2014. The position is based near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The ideal candidate would be either a family medicine/family practice specialist willing to cover/teach ambulatory and inpatient care. Minimum one year commitment on the ground in Malaysia beginning around June/July.