Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Fundamentals of Patient Care
The College of Medicine is organized around an Integrated Curriculum that is designed to help students learn preclinical medicine in a way that will better prepare them for patient care. Students study systems of the human body from molecular processes to macroscopic structure in year-long themes that include Structure & Function, Homeostasis & Regulation, Food & Fuel, and Fundamentals of Patient Care. The Fundamentals of Patient Care (FPC) theme is directed by faculty from the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and focuses on several areas of professional training and physician development:
Content within each theme is organized around the bodily system being studied within a particular block. For example, during the Musculoskeletal Block, FPC topics include physical examination of the limbs and introduction to acute and chronic pain.
For more information please contact:
Alyssa Rheingold, Ph.D.
Donna Kern, M.D.