Practicing Medicine program moved online

Due to COVID-19, the Practicing Medicine program can no longer be held in person. In addition, the clinical experiences once offered with this course are no longer available.

However, we are pleased to announce that this course has been converted to the following online offering:

Learn about COVID-19's impact on society, medical practitioners, and our daily lives:

As COVID-19 sweeps across the globe, it’s become clear that the elderly and poor are among the pandemic’s most vulnerable populations. The virus’s deadliest cases have given the health care industry a greater understanding of how race, gender, and socioeconomic situations affect a person’s ability to stay healthy.

This summer, explore how the global pandemic has changed communities and the ways health care professionals understand and treat illness through Practicing Medicine: Health Care Culture and Careers, June 1-July 24, 2020.

Designed for students considering medical study and/or a career in health care, this online program from Cornell University features:

  • A three-credit online course taught by Dr. Sam Beck
  • The opportunity to apply ethnographic research methods through a study of COVID-19
  • A seminar in the social determinants of health, with a focus on COVID-19
  • A framework for shadowing medical professionals in hospital settings

The grades and credits you earn through this course will be recorded on an official Cornell transcript.

Class size is limited, so enroll now to gain an inside perspective about practicing medicine during this extraordinary time in human history.

To register, see Practicing Medicine Health Care Culture and Careers (HE 4080).