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Department: MEFAM-Family and Community Medicine
Course: 423-History of Medicine

Course Director: Simon Whitney, M.D., J.D.
Course Faculty: Simon Whitney, M.D., J.D.
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms: 3
Min. Number of Students:Max: 100
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 1
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Tuesdays 12-1 p.m. Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: 0 Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: 0 Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: 0 Surgery:
  Didactic: 100
Statement of Goals:
Introduce students to the Houston History of Medicine Society, review Medicine from a historical perspective, discuss the evolution of Medicine from art to science and review various specialties and disease management progress through history. First Meeting Date: January 3, 12-1 p.m.; Location: MS112; Additional Meeting Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28
Learning Activities
The course extends over Terms 1 through 5 (Sept. - May) with 1-hour monthly meetings. Each student is expected to attend eight of the ten scheduled meetings during the course. There is a $500 prize for the best paper.
Evaluation Methods
0.5 credit-attend 8 of 10 lectures; 1 credit-attend 8 of 10 lectures, 4-6 page essay, attend 1 hour group discussion.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Gabriella Trevino
Contact Phone: 713-798-3747
Contact Fax:
Contact Location: 3701 Kirby Drive
Address: BCM700

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