Medical Student Education - Patient, Physician and Society Course (PPS)
The Patient, Physician and Society Course, commonly referred to as PPS, is a longitudinal experience during the basic science curriculum.
In PPS I and II, first-year students learn about interviewing, medical history taking, physical examination, professional values, social contexts of patients and doctors, and the health care system. Students begin using these skills in ambulatory preceptor sessions throughout the first year.
In PPS III, the second-year medical students learn to apply and refine these skills in the context of more acute illnesses with hospitalized patients. The goal of PPS is to teach students excellence in interviewing and physical exam skills in the context of relationship-centered care.
- Christina St. Michel, M.D.
Course Director, PPS I and II
- Delbert Dennis Myers, M.D.
Assistant Course Director, PPS I and II
- Anita Kusnoor, M.D.
Course Director, PPS III
- Jamie Smith
Course and Mentor Coordinator
Call if absent for any sessions
Office of Undergraduate Medical Education, Room M220
Phone: 713-798- 7669
- Carolyn Olson
Community-Based Education Coordinator
Call with questions about preceptor sites
Room 275A (Next to student mail boxes)