Medical Practice & Policy
Do you wish to work in the medical field one day and want insight into what career opportunities await you, alongside intercultural knowledge of different practices and policies? Engage in a pre-medical experience by learning about the shift occurring in medical practice towards precision medicine, where the individual patient’s unique characteristics come into play.
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Precision Medicine: Tailored Treatment in Clinical Practice
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Standard clinical care is shifting its focus towards precision medicine, where the choice for treatment relies on the specific physiological and genetic characteristics of a given patient. This course covers current clinical practices within precision medicine including application of genomics and proteomics in the clinic. In addition, you study patient cases and address diagnoses and individualized treatments.
Note: Please be aware that the course does not provide regular medical training corresponding to that of medical students and does not include shadowing of doctors or physical examination of patients.
Core Course Study Tours
This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:
Week-Long Study Tour: Dublin
Core Course Week: Sweden
Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Sweden, combined with a two-day seminar in Stockholm. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.
While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access too.
Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Stockholm. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!
Electives range across disciplines and include research, labs, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.
Visit our website to view the full list of over 65 additional elective courses!
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|NOTE: The deadline listed is for REGISTRATION with the Reves Center! The application itself will be due to the third-party provider or host university directly, based on THEIR deadlines (which may be before or after the W&M registration deadline).