Medical School

M1 Year

MCW-Green Bay Curriculum Schedule and Course Descriptions

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M1 Summer/Fall Course Descriptions

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Foundations of Clinical Medicine
Foundations of Clinical Medicine course will prepare you for ethical and professional direct patient care in anticipation of starting clinical work. The unit focuses on the basics of medical interviewing, physical examination, written documentation, oral presentations and the medical record.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
The CPD course is the continuation of the early clinical coursework to ensure your continued competency progression in the clinical setting.  This course assigns one clinical faculty director to a cohort of students.  The CPD director will monitor and measure your performance and competencies based on your cumulative performance in the required components.  You'll work one-on-one with your CPD director to manage an Individualized Learning Plan.
Physician in the Community Pathway
As an MCW-Green Bay student, you’ll participate in our Physician in the Community Pathway, linking your medical education with the resources of our clinical partners and the needs of the Green Bay-area communities to promote health in Northern Wisconsin. This unique MCW experience is designed to cultivate your medical skills and interests, transforming them into a quest for lifelong learning in your practice as a primary care physician, general surgeon or psychiatrist.
Clinical Human Anatomy
Clinical Human Anatomy will introduce you to the structural and functional aspects of the human body.  You'll explore the macroscopic anatomy of organs, regions, planes and spaces through team cadaver dissection and a variety of imaging techniques – such as X-rays, CT and MRI scans – that relate to clinical practice.
Molecules to Cells: Biochemistry, Genetics, Human Development and Tissue Biology
Molecules to Cells will expose you to the molecular and chemical principles of life, such as those concerned with structure and function of proteins and DNA, metabolism and its control, membrane transport and cellular recognition.  This course integrates concepts of biochemistry, medical genetics, human development and cell and tissue biology while exploring the processes that occur as a single fertilized human ovum develops, as well as the variety of congenital abnormalities that may ensue.
Physiology
You'll gain knowledge of the physiologic processes of cellular organization, membrane, nerve and muscle physiology, the cardiovascular, respiratory and renal systems, the lymphatic, microcirculation, metabolism and temperature regulation, gastrointestinal physiology and the endocrine and reproductive systems. You will also learn how to apply the fundamentals of normal physiology in the understanding of pathophysiology and treatment while developing skills as medical professionals.
Clinical Apprenticeship
Clinical Apprenticeship provides an early clinical experience along with Bench to Bedside.  You will be assigned to a clinic each week for a half-day, during which the provision of patient care is explored under the supervision of faculty members.  You'll also interact with a clinical preceptor to develop specific core skills attainable during clinical experiences.

M1 Spring Course Descriptions

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Clinical Human Anatomy
Clinical Human Anatomy will introduce you to the structural and functional aspects of the human body. You'll explore the macroscopic anatomy of organs, regions, planes and spaces through team cadaver dissection and a variety of imaging techniques – such as X-rays, CT and MRI scans – that relate to clinical practice.
Foundations of Human Behavior
Foundations of Human Behavior will give you a knowledgebase in normal human psychological development and behavior across the life cycle, the role of interpersonal relationships within family and other groups, and psychological adaptation to illness.
Infectious Agents and Host Immunity
Infectious Agents & Host Immunity examines the fundamental principles of microbiology, including the sub-disciplines of immunology, virology, bacteriology, microbial genetics, mycology and parasitology.  You'll acquire an understanding of physiologic and pathogenic properties of microorganisms causing disease, immunological responses contributing to health and disease, and the principles of the actions of antimicrobial agents.
Principles of Drug Action
Principles of Drug Action integrates neuroscience, psychiatry, microbiology and pharmacological sciences to discuss the principles of pharmacology and major therapeutic drugs.  You'll learn about the interaction of drugs, drug absorption and elimination, drug distribution, dose-response, toxicity and therapeutic efficacy.
Medical Neuroscience
Medical Neuroscience is an integrated multi-departmental course that examines the structure and functions of the human nervous system.  You will learn the basic neuroscience as well as clinical correlations applicable to primary care and the subspecialties.
Clinical Apprenticeship
Clinical Apprenticeship provides an early clinical experience along with Bench to Bedside.  You will be assigned to a clinic each week for a half-day, during which the provision of patient care will be explored under the supervision of faculty members.  You'll interact with a clinical preceptor to develop specific core skills attainable during your clinical experiences.
Bench to Bedside
Bench to Bedside course is dedicated to learning activities meant to supplement direct patient care experiences. Topics include multidisciplinary (basic science and clinical faculty) case conferences, the “abnormal” physical exam with basic science and clinical correlations, medical ethics and palliative care, health systems and policy and evidence-based medicine.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
The CPD course is the continuation of the early clinical coursework to ensure your continued competency progression in the clinical setting.  This course assigns one clinical faculty director to a cohort of students.  The CPD director will monitor and measure your performance and competencies based on your cumulative performance in the required components.  You'll work one-on-one with your CPD director to manage an Individualized Learning Plan.
Physician in the Community Pathway
As an MCW-Green Bay student, you’ll participate in our Physician in the Community Pathway, linking your medical education with the resources of our clinical partners and the needs of the Green Bay-area communities to promote health in Northern Wisconsin. This unique MCW experience is designed to cultivate your medical skills and interests, transforming them into a quest for lifelong learning in your practice as a primary care physician, general surgeon or psychiatrist.