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Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2020

Cornell Affiliations:

Office of Engagement Initiatives


HE 4080


Opportunity Description

HE 4080 Practicing Medicine

Students learn through a cycle of action, experience, and reflection and as ethnographic participant observers. Over the course of the summer, students learn how to implement experience-based learning techniques and perspectives to enhance their competencies as initiates of professional medical practice. Students spend four days each week shadowing physicians in assigned NYC private or public hospitals. One day each week three different seminars engage students in exploring the world of medicine. Weill Cornell medical practitioners discuss different specialties, professional practice, opportunities and challenges in medical careers, and the culture of medicine. This is followed by two student led seminars that explore a variety of topics, experiential learning and ethnographic methods in medicine. Students use their experiences as a source for writing journals and oral reflections to improve how to engage medical learning.

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