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Year 4 MD Program Course Descriptions

Courses and Clerkships

Core Clerkship/Neurology
This required clinical clerkship aims to provide students with basic knowledge and skills in clinical neurology, building upon previous neurological exam skills and clinical neuroscience knowledge acquired during the first two years at Dartmouth Medical School. (Click here for Course Objectives.)
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Core Clerkship/Geriatrics and Ambulatory Medicine
Students apply their prior knowledge to a wide variety of ambulatory medical conditions and a vast age span in the patient population. Diagnostic, strategy, and communication skills are polished in a primary care or geriatric clinic setting. Students may also be exposed to learning situations in subspecialties such as dermatology, endocrinology, and emergency room or in home or nursing home visits. (Click here for Course Objectives.)
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Health, Society, and the Physician
Students are exposed to difficult or new issues that graduating medical students will face in the next stage of their careers. Some of the subjects covered are quality improvement, mapping clinical processes, variations in health care, economics, the roles and identities of the physician, and relationships between patient and family-centered care and quality. Because new ideas and methods are constantly occurring, the course is continuously updated. (Click here for Course Objectives.)
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Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The main objective of this course is to assure that each of our graduates becomes a prescriber who is able to appropriately select drug therapy for the individual patient that optimizes the chance of therapeutic success, minimizes the chance of causing harm, emphasizes evidence-based and cost-effective strategies, and pursues an effective therapeutic alliance with the patient. (Click here for Course Objectives)
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Advanced Medical Sciences
This course prepares the student for a lifelong career as a practicing physician, stressing key clinical skills, cutting edge science, continued scholarship, professional development, and clinical and scientific topics in specialized fields. (Click here for Course Objectives.)
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Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Students learn the recognition and management of respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, and other arrhythmias. (Click here for Course Objectives.)
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