Primary Care Population Medicine

MD Curriculum

As Rhode Island's only school of medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School is uniquely positioned to offer PC-PM students a rich and and dynamic medical education -- from some of the best educators in the field.

In Years 1 and 2, students students pursue study for the MD degree alongside coursework for the ScM in Population Medicine.

Doctoring

Doctoring is a required two-year, four-course program that are pairs medical students with physician-mentors at a community-based practice. For 14 half days per year, students work alongside their mentor--seeing patients, taking medical histories, and practicing the physical exam. During the classroom component of Doctoring, students attend small group sessions with faculty where they learn best practices in professional development and basic clinical skills, such as physical diagnosis and medical interviewing.

Doctoring

Integrated Basic Sciences Curriculum

In years 1 and 2, students complete a basic science curriculum called Integrated Medical Sciences. Coursework in anatomy, histology, genetics, physiology, pathophysiology, pathology, and pharmacology are seamlessly integrated with each other and with population medicine.

Integrated Medical Sciences

Clinical Skills Clerkship

The Clinical Skills Clerkship prepares students to transition into Year 3.  The course introduces students to the clerkship experience and reinforces clinical skills  such as performing a physical examination, writing notes and presenting patients.

Clinical Skills Clerkship