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Course Learning Objectives

Other Educational Objectives

Course Abbreviations 

ACE – Advanced Clinical Experiences
AI – Acting Internships
FCC – Foundations of Clinical Care
FHD – Foundations of Health Care Delivery
FMK – Foundations of Medical Knowledge
IDIS – Interdisciplinary
ISC – Integrated Science Courses
LC – Learning Communities
MIDP – Medical Innovators Development Program
VPIL – Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning
Document NameCourse Director(s)DepartmentCourse TypeStudent YearStudent Phase
Addiction Psychiatry AIReid Finlayson, MDClinical Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Adolescent Medicine ACENeerav Desai, MD
Mary Romano, MD
PediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Adult Interventional Radiology ACEReza Imani-Shikhabadi, MDClinical Radiology & Radiological SciencesACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Adult Psych Consult-Liaison ACEJonathan Smith, MDPsychiatry and Behavioral SciencesACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Advanced Clinical Anesthesiology ACEBritany Raymond, MDAnesthesiologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Anatomical Pathology ACEJonathan Douds, MD
Christopher O'Conor, MD, PhD
Pathology, Microbiology and ImmunologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Brain, Behavior, & MovementEli Zimmerman, MD
Meg Benningfield, MD,
Kathy Niu, MD
InterdisciplinaryN/AY1Foundations of Medical Knowledge (FMK)
Cardiac Critical Care AILynn Punnoose, MDMedicineAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Cardiac Surgery ACEMelissa Levack, MDCardiac SurgeryACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Cardiology AILynn Punnoose, MDMedicineAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Cardiovascular Diagnostics ACEShawn Gregory, MDMedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Cardiovascular Diseases ISCDavid Meoli, MD, PhD
Lisa Mendes, MD
InterdisciplinaryISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Child & Adolescent Psych Consult ACEDonald Pierce, MDClinical Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Clinical Applications of Scientific Evidence (CASE)Todd Rice, MD, MScOffice of Medical Student ResearchResearch LongitudinalY1Foundations of Medical Knowledge (FMK)
Clinical Cancer Medicine ISCKim  Dahlman,  PhD
Vicki Keedy, MD, MCSI
InterdisciplinaryISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Clinical Dermatology ACEJohn Zic, MDDermatologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Clinical Informatics ISCTravis Osterman, DO, MS
Dara Mize, MD, MS
Interdisciplinary, Biomedical InformaticsISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Clinical Microbiology ACECharles Stratton, MDPathology, Microbiology and ImmunologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Clinical Nephrology ACEAnna Burgner, MD
Saed Shawar, MBBS
MedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Clinical Obstetrics ACETrenia Webb, MDObstetrics/GynecologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Clinical Pathology ACEGarrett S. Booth, MD, MSPathologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Community Healthcare ISCCooper Lloyd, MD
Tiffany Israel, MSSW
InterdisciplinaryISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Core Clerkship - MedicineNanette Dendy, MD
Heather Ridinger, MD, MPHE
MedicineClerkshipY2Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC)
Core Clerkship - NeurologyEli Zimmerman, MD
Deborah Kerrigan, MD
Adam Nagy, MD
NeurologyClerkshipY2Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC)
Core Clerkship - OBGYNCharles Rush, MDObstetrics/GynecologyClerkshipY2Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC)
Core Clerkship - PediatricsMaya Neeley, MD
Travis Crook, MD
PediatricsClerkshipY2Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC)
Core Clerkship - PsychiatryTerako Amison, MDPsychiatryClerkshipY2Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC)
Core Clerkship - SurgerySteven Eskind, MDSurgeryClerkshipY2Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC)
Critical Care ACETodd Rice, MDMedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Critical Care, VAH AIJulie A. Bastarache, MDMedicineAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Critical Illness ISCJennifer King, MD
Meredith Pugh, MD, MSCI
Jeremy Walco, MD
InterdisciplinaryISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Developmental Pediatrics and Genetics ACEAngela Grochowsky, MD
Rachel Goode, MD
PediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Diabetes ISCAlvin Powers, MD
Tiffanie Marksbury, APN
InterdisciplinaryISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Diagnostic Radiology ACEGregory Hall, MDRadiologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Diagnostics & TherapeuticsEmily Mason, MD, PhDInterdisciplinaryLongitudinalY2Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC)
DiscoveryLuke Finck, EdD, MAOffice of Medical Student ResearchResearch
Longitudinal
Y2Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC)
Emergency Care ISCKendra Parekh, MD, MHPE
Saralyn Williams, MD
Interdisciplinary,
Emergency Medicine
ISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Emergency Medicine ACEKendra Parekh, MD, MHPE
Jeff Heimiller, MD
Charles Lei, MD
Emergency MedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Enhanced Experience in Emergency Medicine ACEJeff Heimiller, MD
Charles Lei, MD
Kendra Parekh, MD, MHPE
Emergency MedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Endocrinology ACELeslee Matheny, MDMedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Enhanced Experience in Ophthalmology ACEJanice Law, MD
Reid Longmuir, MD
OphthalmologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Enhanced Experience in Orthopedic Subspecialties ACEPhillip Mitchell, MDOrthopedicsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Enhanced Experience in Orthopedics ACEPhillip Mitchell, MDOrthopedicsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Family Planning ACEIvana Thompson, MD, MSCIObstetrics/GynecologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery ACECarl Zimmerman, MDObstetrics/GynecologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Foundations of Health Care Delivery - Clinical Systems of Care (FHD2 CSC)Jennifer Green, MD, MPH
Heather Ridinger, MD
Kurt Smith, MD
David Stevenson, PhD
InterdisciplinaryFHD
Longitudinal
Y2Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC)
Foundations of Health Care Delivery - Continuity Clinical Experience (FHD1 CCX)Jennifer Green, MD, MPH
Heather Ridinger, MD
Kurt Smith, MD
David Stevenson, PhD
InterdisciplinaryFHD
Longitudinal
Y1Foundations of Medical Knowledge (FMK)
Foundations of Health Care Delivery - Foundations of Health Policy and Health Economics (FHD Health Care Delivery Immersion III)Jennifer Green, MD, MPH
Heather Ridinger, MD
Kurt Smith, MD
David Stevenson, PhD
InterdisciplinaryFHD
Longitudinal
Y4Immersion Phase
Foundations of Health Care Delivery - Immersion Week I (Public Health, Population Health, and Prevention; Advanced Communication 1)Jennifer Green, MD, MPH
Heather Ridinger, MD
Kurt Smith, MD
David Stevenson, PhD
InterdisciplinaryFHD
Longitudinal
Y3Immersion Phase
Foundations of Health Care Delivery - Immersion Week II (Interprofessional Education 1; Advanced Communications 2)Jennifer Green, MD, MPH
Heather Ridinger, MD
Kurt Smith, MD
David Stevenson, PhD
InterdisciplinaryFHD
Longitudinal
Y3Immersion Phase
Foundations of Health Care Delivery - Interprofessional Education 2 (FHD IPE2)Jennifer Green, MD, MPH
Heather Ridinger, MD
Kurt Smith, MD
David Stevenson, PhD
InterdisciplinaryFHD
Longitudinal
Y3, Y4Immersion Phase
Foundations of Health Care Delivery - Patient Safety (FHD PS)Jennifer Green, MD, MPH
Heather Ridinger, MD
Kurt Smith, MD
David Stevenson, PhD
InterdisciplinaryFHD
Longitudinal
Y3, Y4Immersion Phase
Foundations of Health Care Delivery - Quality Improvement (QI)Jennifer Green, MD, MPH
Heather Ridinger, MD
Kurt Smith, MD
David Stevenson, PhD
InterdisciplinaryFHD
Longitudinal
Y3, Y4Immersion Phase
Foundations of Health Equity I (FHE I)Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCIInterdisciplinaryLongitudinalY2Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC)
Foundations of Health Equity IIBonnie Miller, MDInterdisciplinaryLongitudinalY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Gastroenterology ACEShabnam Sarker, MDMedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
General Neurology ACEEli Zimmerman, MD
Adam Nagy, MD
Deborah Kerrigan, MD
NeurologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
General Orthopedics ACEPhillip Mitchell, MDOrthopedicsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Neurology ACEKevin Ess, MDPediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Geriatric Medicine ACEJim Powers, MDMedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Geriatric Medicine AIMariu Duggan, MD, MPHMedicineAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
GI Lap Surgery AIMeredith Duke, MD, MBASurgeryAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Global Health ISCMarie Martin, PhD, MEd
Dan Guiles, MD, MPH
InterdisciplinaryISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Gynecologic Oncology ACEAlaina Brown, MDObstetrics/GynecologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Healthy Aging and Quality Dying ISCMariu Duggan, MD, MPH
Andy Wooldridge, MD
InterdisciplinaryISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Hematology-Oncology ACEOlalekan Oluwole, MD
Deva Sharma, MD
MedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgery ACEMartin Montenovo, MDSurgeryACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
HomeostasisJonathan Douds, MD
David Meoli, MD
InterdisciplinaryN/AY1Foundations of Medical Knowledge (FMK)
How Doctors Think ISCCody Chastain, MD
Travis Crook, MD
Kendra Parekh, MD, MHPE, Chase Webber, DO FACP
MedicineISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Human Blueprint & ArchitectureNeil Osheroff, PhD
Cathy Pettepher, PhD
InterdisciplinaryN/AY1Foundations of Medical Knowledge (FMK)
Infectious Diseases ISCChristina Fiske, MD
Holly Algood, PhD
Isaac Thomsen, MD, MSCI
InterdisciplinaryISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Injury Repair and Rehabilitation ISCShannon Eastham, MDInterdisciplinaryISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Introduction to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ACEAaron Yang, MDPhysical Medicine and RehabilitationACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Learning Communities (LC) FCCBeth Ann Yakes, MDInterdisciplinaryLC
Longitudinal
Y2Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC)
Learning Communities (LC) FMKBeth Ann Yakes, MDInterdisciplinaryLC
Longitudinal
Y1Foundations of Medical Knowledge (FMK)
Learning Communities (LC) ImmersionBeth Ann Yakes, MDInterdisciplinaryLC
Longitudinal
Y3, Y4Immersion Phase
Maternal Fetal Medicine ACEEtoi A. Garrison, MDObstetrics/GynecologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Maternal Fetal Medicine AIEtoi A. Garrison, MDObstetrics/GynecologyAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Medical Ethics ACEJoseph Fanning, PhD
Keith Meador, MD
MedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Medical Imaging and Anatomy ISCWill Laxton, MD
Scott Pearson, MD
InterdisciplinaryISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Medical Oncology ACEVandana Abramson, MDMedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Medicine Hospitalist AIEleanor Weaver, MDMedicineAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Medicine VA AIIan Campbell, MDMedicineAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Medicine VU AIEleanor Weaver, MDMedicineAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Microbes & ImmunityBan Allos, MD
Aaron Shaver, MD, PhD
InterdisciplinaryN/AY1Foundations of Medical Knowledge (FMK)
MIDP Business and EntrepreneurshipReed Omary, MDInterdisciplinaryMIDPY3,Y4Immersion Phase
MIDP IDEA LabRyan Buckley, MDInterdisciplinaryMIDPY3Immersion Phase
MIDP Industry ImmersionReed Omary, MDInterdisciplinaryMIDPY4Immersion Phase
MIDP Innovation Activism and AltruismCharleson Bell, PhDInterdisciplinaryMIDPY2Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC)
Neonatology AIHolly Engelstad, MDPediatricsAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Neurological Surgery ACELola Chambless, MDNeurological SurgeryACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Neuroradiology ACETaylor Davis, MDRadiologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Operative Gynecology ACEHoward Curlin, MDObstetrics/GynecologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Operative Gynecology AIHoward Curlin, MDObstetrics/GynecologyAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Ophthalmology ACEJanice Law, MD
Reid Longmuir, MD
OphthalmologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Opioid Crisis ISCRebecca Donald, MD
David Edwards, MD
InterdisciplinaryISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery ACESamuel McKenna, MDSurgeryACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Otolaryngology ACEAmy Whigham, MDOtolaryngologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Palliative Care ACEMaie El-Sourady, MDMedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Patient and Family Engagement Consult ACELauren Sanlorenzo, MD
Ryan Skeens, MD
Laura Russell, MD
PediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Cardiology ACEKimberly Vera, MDPediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Critical Care ACEJennifer King, MDPediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Emergency Medicine ACENicholas Jones, MDPediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Endocrinology ACEJennifer Najjar, MD
Jennifer Kelley, MD, MSCE
PediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Epilepsy ACEKevin Ess, MD, PhDPediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Gastroenterology ACEAnnette Vannilam, MDPediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Infectious Diseases ACEIsaac Thomsen, MD, MSCIPediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Medicine AITravis Crook, MDPediatricsAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Nephrology ACEKathy Jabs, MDPediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine ACEPaul Moore, MDPediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Radiology ACEMelissa Hilmes, MD
Sudha Singhsudha, MD, MBBS
RadiologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Surgery ACEIrving Zamora, MD, MPHSurgeryACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pediatric Surgery AIIrving Zamora, MD, MPHSurgeryAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Perioperative Medicine and Surgical Home ACEBritany Raymond, MDAnesthesiologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Physical DiagnosisRachel Apple, MD,
Anuj Patel, MD
N/AN/AY1Foundations of Medical Knowledge (FMK)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation AIWoody Morgan, MDPhysical Medicine and RehabilitationAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Plastic Surgery ACELauren Connor, MDSurgeryACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Plastic Surgery AILauren Connor, MDSurgeryAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Post-Surgical Critical Care VAH ACEJohn Barwise, MDSurgeryACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Primary Care Medicine ACEJoe Gigante, MD
Rachel Apple, MD, MPH
MedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Psychotic Disorders ACEStephan Heckers, MD
Max Schiff, MD, PhD
PsychiatryACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Pulmonary Consult ACETodd Rice, MD, MSCIMedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Radiation Oncology ACEZachary Kohutek, MDRadiation OncologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Renal & DigestionRishi Naik, M.D.
Agnes Fogo, M.D.
Gautam Bhave, M.D.
InterdisciplinaryN/AY1Foundations of Medical Knowledge (FMK)
Reproduction & EndocrineJennifer Gordetsky, MD, Cathy Pettepher, PhD, Andrea Utz, MD,
Leo Maldonado, MD
InterdisciplinaryN/AY1Foundations of Medical Knowledge (FMK)
Rheumatology ACESallaya Chinratanalab, MDMedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Sexual Medicine and Reproduction ISCMary Romano, MD, MPH
Melissa Kaufman, MD, PhD
InterdisciplinaryISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Shade Tree Clinic Community Healthcare ACERober Miller, MD
Eleanor Weaver, MD
M. Cooper Lloyd, MD
MedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Spanish Language Pediatric Clinic ACEAdriana Bialostozky, MDPediatricsACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Stroke ACEEli Zimmerman, MD
Adam Nagy, MD
NeurologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Stroke AIDeborah Kerrigan, MD
Eli Zimmerman, MD
Adam Nagy, MD
NeurologyAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Surgery Critical Care ACEShannon Eastham, MDSurgeryACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Surgery, VAH AIShannon McChesney, MDSurgeryAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery ACECollen Kiernan, MDSurgeryACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery AICollen Kiernan, MDSurgeryAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
The Skinny on Obesity ISCRobb Flynn, PhD
B. Gisella Carranza Leon, MD
InterdisciplinaryISCY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Thoracic Surgery ACEErin Gillaspie, MD, MPHSurgeryACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Trauma ACEJill Streams, MDMedicineACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Trauma AIJill Steams, MDMedicineAIY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Urology ACEAbby Taylor, MDUrologyACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Vascular Surgery ACEC.L. Garrard, MDSurgeryACEY3, Y4Immersion Phase
Research ImmersionLuke Finck, EdD, MAOffice of Medical Student ResearchResearch
Longitudinal
Y3,Y4Immersion Phase
PLANCarlos Grijalva, MD, MPHOffice of Medical Student ResearchResearch
Longitudinal
Y3,Y4Immersion Phase
VPIL 1Calvin Gruss, MD  Interprofessional Y1Foundations of Medical Knowledge (FMK)
VPIL 2Melissa Hilmes, MD  Interprofessional Y2Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC)