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Last approved: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:04:49 GMT

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School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary (IDIS)
Intersession III
Intersession III
Spring 2016
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Letter Grade



Terry Kind, MD, MPH
Matthew Mintz, MD
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The purpose of the Intersession III course is to bring students who have been separated on different rotations and at different locations together to explore further clinical and thematic issues applicable across all specialties. During the Intersession III course, students will solidify existing knowledge and integrate new content that is relevant across clerkships. In addition, the Intersession III course provides opportunities for Clinical Public Health activities as well as re-connecting with and learning from your CSR and PD groups, including activities related to continued professional development. Finally, the Intersession III week will include a symposium called Frontiers in Science and Medicine where students revisit basic science principles by examining current critical clinical and public health issues and hot topics with leading experts from GW and the nation. This course has a unique structure. It is a seven day course composed of one five day week following the first clerkship and two additional day long sessions that occur during subsequent clerkships. Activities will occur in large groups, in sessions with your cohorts (often led by clerkship directors) or in your PD or CSR small groups (led by your CSR and PD mentors from the Pre-Clinical curriculum). During the Intersession III week you will also have time allocated for individual meetings with your PD mentors. There will be a limited number of pre-session activities (surveys, reflections, assignments) and post-session assessments that you will be required to complete. While your performance on these pre and post session assignments will not be reflected in your grade, timely completion is necessary for passing the course. Similarly, given the limited number of days offered in the course (7 total), it is expected that students will attend all sessions unless there is an emergent or urgent issue.
Apply basic science, clinical and public health knowledge at both the individual and population levels. MK1, MK2, MK3, MK4, MK5, MK6, MK8, MK9, MK10, PC4, PC5,PC6, PC8, PC9, ICS4, ICS5, ICS6, ICS8, PBLI1, PBLI3, PBLI4, PBLI5, PBLI6, SBP1, SBP2, SBP4, SBP6, SPB8, SPB9,

Practice skills related to self-directed learning and continuous professional development, including maintaining wellness and personal professional balance. PBLI2,PBLI7, P7.

Discuss strategies for high quality, safe and cost effective care within health care systems. PC9, PBLI-4, PBLI-5, PBLI-6, SBP3, SBP6, SBP7, SBP9

Describe strategies to use when unprofessional behavior and elements of the hidden curriculum occur PBLI-5, P1, P2, P4, P7, P8, P9

Explain how ethical and legal aspects related to medicine can affect clinical care. SBP7,SBP8, P1, P4

Describe nutritional strategies that can be used across a variety of clinical settings to promote healthy weight for patients. MK9, PC8, PBLI-4, SPB4

Apply role as student to working collaboratively and respectfully in an inter-disciplinary team. ICS6, ICS7, PBLI-5, P3, P6, P8

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Key: 10496