2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

Course description

This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

Students learn through a cycle of action, experience, and reflection and as ethnographic participant observers. Over the course of the summer, students learn how to implement experience-based learning techniques and perspectives to enhance their competencies as initiates of professional medical practice. Students spend four days each week shadowing physicians in assigned NYC private or public hospitals. One day each week three different seminars engage students in exploring the world of medicine. Weill Cornell medical practitioners discuss different specialties, professional practice, opportunities and challenges in medical careers, and the culture of medicine. This is followed by two student led seminars that explore a variety of topics, experiential learning and ethnographic methods in medicine. Students use their experiences as a source for writing journals and oral reflections to improve how to engage medical learning.


Summer 2020: Off campus

Section ID:HE 4080 101-SEM
Program:Practicing Medicine: Health Care Culture and Careers
Class dates:June 1-July 24, 2020
Due date:Friday July 24, 9 AM - 5 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 9 AM - 5 PM / Other, Off-Campus
Instructor:Beck, S. (sb43)
Max. enroll:80
To enroll:See Practicing Medicine: Health Care Culture and Careers for enrollment information.

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