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

Course Coordinator: Dr. Simon Whitney
Course Faculty: Dr. Simon Whitney
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered: Block: 1
Min. Number of Students:Max: 100
Course Level: Pre-Clinical Block Elective
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): 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.
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:
UT Houston Medical School, Medical School Building room B.605 (go down the spiral staircase in the lobby).
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Carolyn Olson
Contact Phone: 713 798-6590
Contact Fax:
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