Foundations of the Profession
Course Director: Bonnie Miller, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Description: FOP is an introductory 1-week block that aims to explore what it takes to be a good doctor. This involves the biology of individual human beings, an understanding of the psychological, behavioral, and social influences on health and disease, and an understanding of healthcare systems. It is an immersive experience that involves activities in the daytime, engaging assignments, a movie screening, and a couple of visits. There will be light readings for each day.
- Small-group discussion
- Medium-group discussion
- College-group discussion
- Film screening
- Clinic visit(s)
- Teamwork periods
How to Succeed
- Listen, learn, debate! Engage the material and your classmates with an open mind!
- This is a fun block for you to ease into medical school while learning about interesting, non-traditional topics in medicine. Don’t be fooled into complacency about the level of work that the subsequent, longer blocks will expect from you.
- As you access the readings and complete the assignments from each day, explore a little with the VStar system, so you can feel at ease with the system when the HBA block starts.
- Get to know your classmates during this formative period.