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Second Year

Patient Centered Medicine II

Course Number: MDC 7011A

Co-Course Directors  
Carol Terregino Carol A. Terregino, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Admissions
Saks, Norma Norma S. Saks, EdD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Assistant Dean for Educational Programs
Joyce G. Afran, MD

Joyce G. Afran, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine

Course Administrator
Swinson Claire Swinson


Patient Centered Medicine II builds upon experiences in PCM I: humanism and professionalism, cultural and ethical sensitivity, and the influence of one's own cultural and personal beliefs on the practice of medicine. Students are expected to utilize interpersonal skills, physical examination, clinical reasoning, and knowledge of pathophysiology in evaluating patients. Students perform and record a comprehensive physical examination, as well as focused physical examinations with concentration on systems. Patients (adults and children) are seen in hospitals, outpatient offices, and in a nursing home. Students are also taught how to record and report observations in an organized, conventional style.