Medical School

M3 Year

MCW-Green Bay Curriculum Schedule and Course Descriptions

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M3 Summer/Fall Course Descriptions

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Surgery
The Surgery clerkship is an eight-week rotation and is designed to provide broad exposure to the wide variety of topics in both general surgery and the surgical subspecialties.  After completing the clerkship, you will be able to recognize common surgical diseases and be familiar with the initial evaluation and management of these common surgical problems.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship is an intensive six-week rotation designed to provide you with a comprehensive background regarding women’s health, giving you the skills necessary to manage routine obstetric and gynecologic problems during your career, regardless of specialty choice.
Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology is a two-week rotation.  You will be introduced to the care of perioperative patients throughout all phases of perioperative care.  The focus will be on performing a preoperative evaluation and identifying risk factors, intraoperative management (including management of common problems) and post-operative care (including acute pain management).
Psychiatry
The Psychiatry clerkship is a four-week rotation working with psychiatrists and other mental health providers.  During the clerkship, you'll learn to recognize the difference between emotional problems and mental illness, demonstrate the ability to perform a psychiatric interview that will lead to a formulation of the problem and method of intervention, list major psychiatric diagnostic entities and apply them to case histories, learn about psychotropic medications, learn different modalities used in hospitals to treat patients, and demonstrate the ability to talk with ease to patients who have emotional problems, and effectively manage psychiatric emergency situations.
Pediatrics
The Pediatric clerkship is a six-week rotation that consists of community based inpatient and outpatient pediatrics experience. During this experience, you'll become part of a team taking care of pediatric patients in both hospital and outpatient pediatric settings.
Medicine
The Internal Medicine clerkship is an eight-week rotation and provides you with an intensive exposure to the practice of internal medicine. You will complete your eight-week rotation in various inpatient and outpatient settings during the clerkship. The core clerkship focuses on the basic competencies of internal medicine considered necessary for third-year medical students as determined by the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) national curriculum.
Neurology
The Neurology clerkship is a four-week rotation that will teach the principles and skills required to recognize and manage neurological diseases most likely to be seen in a general medical practice.
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.

M3 Spring Course Descriptions

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Neurology
The Neurology clerkship is a four-week rotation that will teach the principles and skills required to recognize and manage neurological diseases most likely to be seen in a general medical practice.
Electives
The Medical College of Wisconsin- Green bay offers several electives in community based clinical settings within the region. Over you second and third year you'll take one, two-week elective depending on your individual preferences and scheduling.
Acting Internship
The acting internship, regardless of which department/division offers it, is designed to preview the responsibilities of an intern. You are required to complete a four-week medicine acting internship and a second four-week acting internship chosen from the list of approved rotations.  All of the goals and key features will be accomplished with the appropriate supervision by senior residents and attending physicians.
Ambulatory Medicine Clerkship
The Ambulatory Medicine Clerkship allows students to continue to develop clinical skills and gain confidence in the diagnosis and management of medical problems commonly encountered in an adult ambulatory population.
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.
Capstone
The two-week Capstone course provides our graduating students a broad exposure to practical clinical issues commonly faced by residents early in their residency.   Specialty-specific workshops and additional training as required by residency programs are provided.