Medical Education in General Medicine
Scheduled as the final teaching block of the foundational years, students arrive at the Patients course having completed their training in FOM 1, FOM 2, ICE and DCS. Thus, the course is situated at the crossroads of their foundational educational experience and their clinical clerkships. The Patients course represents the culmination of the integrated curriculum and serves as a stepping stone from which the students will confidently move ahead, through a month long journey looking ‘backward’ at their FOM experience. Upon completion of the course, students will have an improved ability to apply pathophysiologic principles to nonspecific signs and symptoms across all organ systems.