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Pre-Clinical Academy

March 14, 2017 to May 23, 2017

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Grad 300 Pre-Clinical Academy: Introduction to the Medical History and Physical Exam (11 weeks)

This 11-week non-credit bearing course will introduce students to the most important concepts in medical history and physical exam (H&P) through peer practice physical examination. The course is intended to aid students in contextualizing anatomy lessons as well as prepare students for medical school H&P courses.   

The practicum exam will be modeled off of the Step Clinical Skills exam that medical students are expected to pass prior to graduation.

Learning objectives:

  • Become familiar with the basic elements of a medical history and physical exam   (H&P)
  • Be able to identify several red-flags in the medical H&P that signal a medical emergency
  • Identify major anatomic structures examined during the H&P
  • Relay accurately pertinent information from a mock-patient encounter.

Prerequisites: Anatomy


This course is primarily offered to students who are currently enrolled in the FAES Graduate School’s MEDI 345 Human Anatomy course during the Spring 2017 term, but, pending seats available, students currently affiliated with the NIH and who have completed an equivalent course at another college/university may be also accepted.

Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion that they can then include in their medical school applications.


Building 10, FAES Education and Conference Suite, 2C116

Dates and Time

Tuesdays, March 14 - May 23

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Lead facilitator: Myles, Ian A., MD, LCDR. Assistant Clinical Investigator, Chief Medical Officer.  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

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