Overview

As a Health Science Honors student, you will explore how doctors think about their patients’ concerns, make clinical decisions on their behalf, and gauge the success of their interventions. This class should help you realize whether or not you could see yourself practicing medicine in the future.

Learn about the philosophy and practice of medicine. As a Health Science Honors student, you will attend weekly physiology and anatomy lectures/labs and learn about the human body as well as its functions. You will participate in an exclusive series of behind-the-scenes visits to area hospitals, clinics, and medical laboratories. Through group sessions and the observation of patient treatments, you will discover the importance of thorough and compassionate patient interviewing skills.

In addition, the Health Science Honors program will give you experience in physical examination skills and diagnostic reasoning and show you firsthand the specialized procedures in diagnostic imaging, invasive cardiology, and general surgery. Alternative therapies, such as acupuncture and mind-body techniques, are also included.

The course will be taught by Richard Glickman-Simon, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Tufts School of Medicine, and other faculty and physicians. The team approach to instruction gives students meaningful interactions with multiple medical specialties and distinct points of view on patient care.

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