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INDE 201: Practice of Medicine I

Six quarter series extending throughout the first two years of the MD program, interweaving core skills training in medical interviewing and the physical examination with other major threads addressing the context of medical practice: information literacy, nutrition principles, clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, evidence-based practice, psychiatry, biomedical ethics, health policy, population health. Core clinical skills are acquired through hands-on practice, and evaluated through an extensive program of simulated medical encounters, in which students interview, examine, and manage patients in a mock clinic. The information literacy thread introduces students to informatics and knowledge management, biomedical informatics, and evidence-based medicine searching. Nutrition principles are acquired through interactive, web-based instruction, and reinforced through problem-based learning cases, which run in parallel to the basic science components over the first year. In epdemiology students learn the taxonomy of epidemiological studies, how to critically read a journal article, and how to recognize and understand the concepts behind different clinical study designs. Topics include bias, confounding, diagnostic testing and screening, and "how statistics can lie." Psychiatry introduces students to the unique role of medical students in talking with patients, the difference between process and content in patient communication, how to respond to breaks in the patient-physician relationship, and the relationship between the quality of the patient-physician interaction and health outcomes. Health care policy covers such topics as health insurance, physician payment, health care costs, access, measurement and improvement of quality, regulation and health care reform. Biomedical ethics includes important ethical issues in medical practice, such as confidentiality, privacy, and ethical issues relating to medical students. The population health curriculum exposes students to concepts of public health, community action, and advocacy, and includes a year-long, community-based project. At the end of this quarter students participate in a performance-based assessment of the medical interview skills.nCourse offered to MD and MSPA students only.
Terms: Aut | Units: 8 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Hosamani, P. (PI)

INDE 202: Practice of Medicine II

Medical interview and physical examination skills, information literacy, nutrition principles, evidence-based practice, health policy, and population health are covered. At the end of this quarter, students participate in a performance-based assessment of their medical interview and physical examination skills. See INDE 201 for a complete description of the Practice of Medicine course series. Course open to MD and MSPA students only.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Hosamani, P. (PI)

INDE 203: Practice of Medicine III

Medical interview and physical examination skills, biomedical literature retrieval and appraisal, nutrition principles, evidence-based practice, biomedical ethics, and population health are covered. Students begin clinical problem-solving sessions to learn the approach to common and important clinical problems. Cases integrate other course themes of population health, evidence-based practice, clinical ethics, nutrition, health policy, and behavioral medicine. Students begin transition from comprehensive to problem-focused patient encounters. Students also gain exposure to geriatrics, pediatrics, and interprofessional healthcare teams, and practice mental health interview skills. At the end of this quarter, students participate in a performance-based assessment of their medical interview and physical examination skills. See INDE 201 for a complete description of the Practice of Medicine course series. Course open to MD and MSPA students only.
Terms: Spr | Units: 6 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Hosamani, P. (PI)

INDE 204A: Practice of Medicine IV-A

The second year of the Practice of Medicine series (INDE 204 and 205) emphasizes clinical reasoning, clinical practicum, and clinical procedures. Students continue clinical problem-solving sessions to learn the approach to common and important clinical problems. Cases integrate other course themes of population health, evidence-based practice, clinical ethics, nutrition, health policy, and behavioral medicine. Students spend one-half day per week in a clinical setting, practicing medical interview, physical examination skills, oral presentations, and clinical note-writing under the mentorship of a clinical tutor. In the practicum, students also gain experience with other practical aspects of patient care. The Clinical Procedures segment introduces common and important procedures in clinical practice, including phlebotomy, intravenous line insertion, and electrocardiography.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Johnstone, N. (PI)

INDE 204B: Practice of Medicine IV-B

The second year of the Practice of Medicine series (INDE 204 and 205) emphasizes clinical reasoning, clinical practicum, and clinical procedures. Students continue clinical problem-solving sessions to learn the approach to common and important clinical problems. Cases integrate other course themes of population health, evidence-based practice, clinical ethics, nutrition, health policy, and behavioral medicine. Students spend one-half day per week in a clinical setting, practicing medical interview, physical examination skills, oral presentations, and clinical note-writing under the mentorship of a clinical tutor. In the practicum, students also gain experience with other practical aspects of patient care. The Clinical Procedures segment introduces common and important procedures in clinical practice, including phlebotomy, intravenous line insertion, and electrocardiography.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Johnstone, N. (PI)

INDE 205A: Practice of Medicine V

Continued emphasis on clinical reasoning, clinical practicum, and clinical procedures. Students continue clinical problem-solving sessions to learn the approach to common and important clinical problems Cases integrate other course themes of population health, evidence-based practice, clinical ethics, nutrition, health policy, and behavioral medicine. Students spend one-half day per week in a clinical setting, practicing medical interview, physical examination skills, oral presentations, and clinical note-writing under the mentorship of a clinical tutor. In the practicum, students also gain experience with other practical aspects of patient care. For the Clinical Procedures segment, students will have an opportunity in the Emergency Department to practice performing procedures learned in the previous quarter. At the end of this quarter, students participate in a comprehensive four-station objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) performance-based assessment of their medical interview, physical examination, and clinical problem-solving skills.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Johnstone, N. (PI)

INDE 205B: Practice of Medicine V

Continued emphasis on clinical reasoning, clinical practicum, and clinical procedures. Students continue clinical problem-solving sessions to learn the approach to common and important clinical problems Cases integrate other course themes of population health, evidence-based practice, clinical ethics, nutrition, health policy, and behavioral medicine. Students spend one-half day per week in a clinical setting, practicing medical interview, physical examination skills, oral presentations, and clinical note-writing under the mentorship of a clinical tutor. In the practicum, students also gain experience with other practical aspects of patient care. For the Clinical Procedures segment, students will have an opportunity in the Emergency Department to practice performing procedures learned in the previous quarter. At the end of this quarter, students participate in a comprehensive four-station objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) performance-based assessment of their medical interview, physical examination, and clinical problem-solving skills.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Johnstone, N. (PI)

INDE 206: Practice of Medicine VI

This last segment of the Practice of Medicine series is an intensive, four-week learning experience to consolidate clinical skills from prior quarters, and a final preparation for transition to clerkships. An extensive series of workshops covers topics such as dermatology, ophthalmology, advanced clinical reasoning, advanced presentations, bedside skills, ethics, palliative medicine, advanced sexual history, electronic medical record, ekg interpretation, intravenous fluid and electrolyte management. Students practice clinical procedures with task trainers and on a cadaver. This quarter also includes a professionalism series to prepare students for entry into clinical practice. Special clinical practice sessions are held as a capstone to clinical skills preparation.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Johnstone, N. (PI)

INDE 207A: Medical Mandarin I: Beginning

Develops conversational communication skills and essential medical vocabularies. Teaches in pinyin pronunciation system, which provides an accessible method of learning basic phrases. The foundations of taking a comprehensive patient history in Mandarin and doing medical interviews at individual hospital divisions, including making introductions, soliciting symptoms, explaining health concepts (e.g. diseases and prescriptions) as well as daily survival conversations. Main goals are to improve rapport with Chinese patients through Mandarin fluency in the medical setting and to promote understanding of Chinese culture in the context of health care as well as daily life. Students registering for 3 units participate in clinic visits and field activities.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 207B: Medical Mandarin II: Intermediate

For students who already have a basic command of spoken Chinese. Conversational communication skills practiced in a more advanced setting, including more sophisticated assessment of patient history and different tasks such as giving medical instructions and doing labs and tests. Builds working vocabulary for organ system, disease assessment to conduct a full physical exam, and to describe treatment modalities for Chinese-speaking patients (diagnostic and therapeutic). Students registering for 3 units participate in clinic visits and field activities. Prerequisite: one year of college-level Chinese or instructor assessment of fluency.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 207C: Medical Mandarin III: Advanced

Access advanced professional medical vocabulary, conduct medical research, and engage in discussions in Chinese. Aims at a proficiency level of medical interpreting or doing other independent work in Chinese. Students are also assisted in doing a project or projects related to a specific field of medicine. Students registering for 3 units participate in clinic visits, field activities or projects. Prerequisite: completion of Medical Mandarin II, or advanced Chinese proficiency.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 207D: Professional Mandarin I

Designed for students who seek professional development via Mandarin. Coursework includes lectures, online classes, language partnerships, selected topics, projects and field activities. Goal is to enhance students' language abilities as professionals and facilitate a career. Students choose to enroll for 2 units or 3 units depending upon an agreed- upon workload approved by the instructor.
Terms: Aut, Sum | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 208A: Medical Mandarin I: Beginning

Continuation of 207A. See description for 207A. Students participating in classroom and online instruction only register for 2 units. Students registering for 3 units participate in clinic visits and field activities as well.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 208B: Medical Mandarin II: Intermediate

Continuation of 207B. See description for 207B. Students participating in classroom and online instruction only register for 2 units. Students registering for 3 units participate in clinic visits and field activities as well.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 208C: Medical Mandarin III: Advanced

Access advanced professional medical vocabulary, conduct medical research, and engage in discussions in Chinese. Aims at a proficiency level of medical interpreting or doing other independent work in Chinese. Students are also assisted in doing a project or projects related to a specific field of medicine. 3 units Includes clinic visits and field activities. Prerequisite: completion of 207C, or advanced Chinese proficiency.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 208D: Professional Mandarin II

Continuation of INDE 207D. Designed for students who seek professional development via Mandarin. Coursework includes lectures, online classes, language partnerships, selected topics, projects and field activities. Goal is to enhance students' language abilities as professionals and facilitate a career. Students choose to enroll for 2 units or 3 units depending upon an agreed- upon workload approved by the instructor. Prerequisite: INDE 207D.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 209A: Medical Mandarin III: Beginning

Continuation of 207A/208A. See description for 207A. Students participating only in classroom and online instruction register for 2 units. Students registering for 3 units participate in clinic visits and field activities as well.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 209B: Medical Mandarin III: Intermediate

Continuation of 207B/208B. See description for 207B. Students participating only in classroom and online instruction register for 2 units. Students registering for 3 units participate in clinic visits and field activities as well.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 209C: Medical Mandarin III: Advanced

Access advanced professional medical vocabulary, conduct medical research, and engage in discussions in Chinese. Aims at a proficiency level of medical interpreting or doing other independent work in Chinese. Students are also assisted in doing a project or projects related to a specific field of medicine. 3 units Includes clinic visits and field activities. Prerequisite: completion of 208C or advanced Chinese proficiency.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 209D: Professional Mandarin III

Continuation of INDE 208D. Designed for students who seek professional development via Mandarin. Coursework includes lectures, online classes, language partnerships, selected topics, projects and field activities. Goal is to enhance students' language abilities as professionals and facilitate a career. Students choose to enroll for 2 units or 3 units depending upon an agreed- upon workload approved by the instructor. Prerequisite: INDE 208D.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 211: Creative Writing

For medical students - all levels of writing skill. Examines uses of creative writing, including understanding the experience of medical training. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Braitman, L. (PI)

INDE 212: Medical Humanities and the Arts

The interdisciplinary field of medical humanities: the use of the arts and humanities to examine medicine in personal, social, and cultural contexts. Topics include the doctor/patient relationship, the patient perspective, the meaning of doctoring, and the meaning of illness. Sources include visual and performing arts, film, and literary genres such as poetry, fiction, and scholarly writing. Designed for medical students in the Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration, but all students are welcome.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Shafer, A. (PI)

INDE 214: Stanford Medical Student Journal

Provides an opportunity for editors of all levels to cultivate their skills and assist in preparing pieces submitted by colleagues for publication in the Stanford Medical Student Journal. Students enrolled in the course work closely with student authors as well as other editors. Editors examine multiple categories of writing, including opinion pieces, poetry, memoirs, book reviews, case reports and investigative reports. The Journal is published two to three times per year and highlights the diverse talents of Stanford medical students in both scientific writing and the humanities.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Shafer, A. (PI)

INDE 215: Queer Health & Medicine

Explores specific, pertinent, and timely issues impacting the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community; examines the role of the primary care physician in addressing the health care needs of this community. Guest lecturers provide a gender-sensitive approach to the medical care of the LGBT patient, breaking down homophobic barriers and reaffirming patient diversity. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Stefanick, M. (PI)

INDE 217: Physician Scientist Hour

Enrollment is limited to MD, PhD, or MD-PhD students interested in careers as physician scientists. Focus is on aspects of developing careers in biomedical research through a mix of research lectures, clinical case presentations, and physician-scientist guest speakers.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

INDE 218: Histology

This course focuses on the microscopic structure of the major organ systems, including the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, and reproductive systems. Sessions examine the unique features of the cells and tissues that comprise the major organs, describe how they contribute to the organs' functions, and explore how the form the foundation for many pathologic processes. Course open to MD and MSPA students only.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Salmi, D. (PI)

INDE 221: Science of Medicine I

First course in three-sequence Science of Medicine block. Focus is on structure, function, disease, and therapeutics of the respiratory system and the cardiovascular system. The Science of Medicine block presents organ system-based histology, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, and infectious disease in a sequence of interdisciplinary courses. Each organ-specific integrated course includes a review of the anatomy and related histology, normal function of that organ system, how the organ system is affected by and responds to disease including infection, and how diseases of that organ system are treated (therapeutics).
Terms: Spr | Units: 12 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Regula, D. (PI); Kao, J. (TA)

INDE 222A: Science of Medicine II-A

Focus is on structure, function, disease, and therapeutics of the renal, gastrointestinal, and hepatic systems. Science of Medicine presents organ system-based histology, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, and infectious disease in a sequence of interdisciplinary courses. Each integrated course includes a review of the anatomy, related histology, and normal function of one or more organ systems, how the organ systems are affected by and respond to disease including infection, and how diseases of those organ systems are treated (therapeutics).
Terms: Aut | Units: 7 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 222B: Science of Medicine II-B

Focus is on structure, function, disease, and therapeutics of the endocrine and musculoskeletal systems and on Women's Health. Science of Medicine presents organ system-based histology, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, and infectious disease in a sequence of interdisciplinary courses. Each integrated course includes a review of the anatomy, related histology, and normal function of one or more organ systems, how the organ systems are affected by and respond to disease including infection, and how diseases of those organ systems are treated (therapeutics).nPrerequisites if applicable: INDE-221, completed or concurrent INDE-222-A
Terms: Aut | Units: 7 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 223A: Science of Medicine III-A

Focus is on structure, function, disease, and therapeutics of the nervous system and skin. Science of Medicine presents organ system-based histology, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, and infectious disease in a sequence of interdisciplinary courses. Each integrated course includes a review of the anatomy, related histology, and normal function of one or more organ systems, how the organ systems are affected by and respond to disease including infection, and how diseases of those organ systems are treated (therapeutics).nnPrerequisites if applicable: INDE-221, INDE-222-A
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 223B: Science of Medicine III-B

Focus is on structure, function, disease, and therapeutics in the areas of Hematology and Autoimmune Disease. Science of Medicine presents organ system-based histology, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, and infectious disease in a sequence of interdisciplinary courses. Each integrated course includes a review of the anatomy, related histology, and normal function of one or more organ systems, how the organ systems are affected by and respond to disease including infection, and how diseases of those organ systems are treated (therapeutics).
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 224: Pathophysiology Capstone

The Pathophysiology Capstone (PC) is a newly developed Science of Medicine (SOM) Year 2 capstone experience in Quarter 6 that will be integrated with the Practice of Medicine (PON) course called "Transition to Clerkships." This four-week long intensive spring quarter course, including 25-32 hours of instruction, focuses on the re-introduction of core pathophysiology concepts as well as delving into advanced topics, treatment, and breakthroughs based on essentials taught in the SOM series in quarters 3-5.nPrerequisites: Successful completion of Science of Medicine (SOM) I,II,III
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 225: Popular and Clinical Nutrition: Food Facts, Fads, and Pharmacology

Designed for medical students and other health care professionals. Lunchtime lectures review the epidemiological and clinical research related to eating patterns and misconceptions of the public, the mechanisms of pharmacological effects of food, and related topics common to patient nutritional concerns. Topics include fad diets, the impact of dietary addiction, longevity associated with caloric restriction, toxins in foods and the action of phytonutirents. Epidemiological, clinical, and biochemical studies are reviewed in the discussion of these and other topics.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

INDE 226: History of Medicine Online

Via Internet. Topics include: ancient medicine, Egypt and Babylonia, ancient Greece and Rome, Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 18th-century schools of thought, and technological medicine. Sources include Kleinman's core clinical functions, and text, pictures, hypertext links, and sound clips. For assistance accessing the course, email: cwpsupport@lists.stanford.edu. Enroll in Axess, then ask cwpsupport to be added to the course site as a student
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

INDE 227: Careers in Medicine: Pathways in the Medical Sciences

Open to medical students, graduate and undergraduate students. Interactive, seminar-style sessions expose students to diverse career opportunities and the challenges of developing work-life balance in medicine. Recognized experts in clinical medicine and biomedical research who have been innovators in their careers discuss their work, decision-points in their career pathways, and lifestyle aspects of their choices.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 228: Career Transition Planning: Taking Action Today for a Successful Tomorrow

Open to School of Medicine MD and graduate students; post-docs and clinical fellows may audit by consent of instructor. How to prioritize career goals and develop an effective job search campaign. Topics: translating scientific and clinical training into a variety of workplace environmennts, professional network development, professional interest assessment, recruiters' perspectives, credentials development, and creating a marketing plan. Guest speakers from myriad career fields. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 229: Managing Difficult Conversations

This elective course, one unit course, is offered for medical and physician assistant students who aspire to improve their ability to deal effectively with difficult interpersonal situations in medical contexts. The course will be co-taught by Charles Prober, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology and Senior Associate Vice Provost for Health Education and Jonathan Berek, MD, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The course, which will be case-based, will involve frequent student-to-student and student-to-instructor role-playing in actual medical situations. Physician-experts will be present at many of the sessions to participate as class discussants. Relevant principles of professionalism, leadership, and psychology underlie the course pedagogy. There will be eight 100 minute classes from 12:30 to 2:10 on consecutive Wednesdays beginning on October 2nd, 2019. Enrollment will be limited to 30 students.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 230: Topics in Scientific Management

Designed for postdocs and advanced graduate students. Reviews management skills necessary for successfully assuming leadership roles in scientific research. Addresses some of the most difficult aspects of developing, directing, and managing people and projects and running a research group, especially issues that new faculty have traditionally learned by trial and error over a number of years. Topics include: the faculty job search process and strategies, key elements in starting a lab, basic principles regarding legal dimensions of scientific activity (intellectual property, royalties, links with industry), team science, research ethics, communication and negotiation skills, and writing and securing grants.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

INDE 231A: Career Transitions: Academia

Preference to PhD students in their fourth year or beyond and postdocs/fellows in their intended final year. Restricted to students in Biosciences and the School of Medicine. Focus is on practical, hands-on preparation of application materials (including interview and job talk) for academic positions. Provides practical, hands-on preparation for Bioscience PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and research/clinical trainees ready to apply to academic positions. It not only previews the academic hiring process, including tips from experienced faculty from different types of institutions, but also guides participants in the preparation and polishing of their application materials for success on the job market.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 231B: Career Prep and Practice: Academia

Open to all Biosciences PhD students, postdocs/fellows and medical students/residents/fellows planning to pursue academic careers. Focus is on gaining a deeper understanding of faculty roles and responsibilities. Topics include how to balance teaching, research, service, lab set-up, grantwriting and publishing at different types of institutions. Features panels of experienced faculty members from different academic environments. More information available on course website: web.stanford.edu/class/inde231b.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

INDE 232: Introduction to Academic Medicine for Physician-Scientists

Open only to accepted MSTP students. Presentations by Stanford faculty on professional development topics, including: choosing a dissertation advisor, giving oral presentations, writing a grant proposal, attending scientific meetings, developing a research career. Substantial writing component.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

INDE 233: Medical Education Seminar Series

For pre-clinical and clinical medical students. A series of sessions rotating among the following formats: Medical Education journal club; education works-in-progress; topics in medical education design, implementation, and evaluation; teaching M&M; hot topics and controversies in medical education. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 234: Introduction to Writing Research Proposals

Practical instruction in research proposal writing. Suitable for advanced graduate students. Substantial writing component. Enrollment by instructor approval only.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

INDE 236: Introduction to Teaching and Mentoring

Enrollment limited to medical students. An introduction to medical education teaching priniciples and skills. Topics include assessment of current teaching skills, reviews of performance, giving appropriate learner feedback, and best practices for interactive teaching. Also introduces the literature around the value of peer mentoring in the medical setting and how to apply this information. Recommended for medical students interested in or currently serving as teaching assistants or interested in future academic positions.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 238: Managing Difficult Conversations

(Crosslisted with GSBGEN 368) This elective 3-unit course is offered to all medical students, residents, and fellows, and to GSB students who aspire to improve their ability to deal effectively with difficult interpersonal situations. The course will be taught by William F. Meehan III, the Raccoon Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Charles G. Prober, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology and Senior Associate Vice Provost for Health Education, Stanford School of Medicine. The course, which will be case-based, will involve frequent student-to-student and student-to-instructor role-playing in authentic difficult professional and interpersonal situations. Topic-specific experts often will be present to participate as class guests. Relevant principles of professionalism, leadership, and psychology underlie the course pedagogy. Students will be expected to attend all classes unless excused in advance. Class preparation will include reading of assigned cases; analysis of the cases and recommendations as to how to confront specific difficult conversations (consistent with assigned study questions); and reading of assigned background material. It is important that all students participate actively in classroom discussions. Class size will be limited to 40 students per the following: (1) a maximum of 20 MBA students and (2) a maximum of 20 non-GSB graduate students. MD student enrollment only in INDE 238, GSB students enroll under GSBGEN 368. Email Jessica Goudy at jessicagoudy@stanford.edu for enrollment.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 239SI: Analysis of Public Companies in the Life Sciences

Life Science companies are often valued with a different methodology than traditional valuation metrics. This course will serve to teach students how to analyze a publicly traded life science company or sector using publicly available materials online such as 10-K, 13-F, conference calls, and financial & technical analysis. In addition, students will learn how to access various Stanford resources (analyst reports, Bloomberg, etc). Students will work in teams throughout class and publish an investment analysis at the end of the course.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

INDE 240: Humanistic Medicine: Engaging Difference by Design

In the changing healthcare landscape, maintaining a human connection with patients is more essential than ever. Humanistic medicine is defined by its focus on building a patient-provider relationship grounded in compassion and empathy. It¿s medicine practiced with sensitivity to diverse cultural backgrounds, values, and preferences. How do our own unique identities as healthcare practitioners intersect with those of our patients? Our colleagues? This course incorporates experiential activities with active discussion to explore the complex ways that identities intersect in medicine, starting with our own.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

INDE 255A: Health Policy, Finance and Economics I

Open to medical students and resident physicians. Introduction to basic concepts and current issues in health policy, health finance, and health economics. Goals are to promote understanding of the forces that shape healthcare; to integrate medical students with graduate medical education (residents); to motivate participants to pursue further scholarly activity in these subjects through coursework, graduate programs or research . Team taught by world-renowned experts in their respective fields. Prerequisite: instructor consent.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 255B: Health Policy, Finance and Economics II

Continuation of INDE 255A. Open to medical students and resident physicians. Introduction to basic concepts and current issues in health policy, health finance, and health economics. Goals are to promote understanding of the forces that shape healthcare; to integrate medical students with graduate medical education (residents); to motivate participants to pursue further scholarly activity in these subjects through coursework, graduate programs or research . Team taught by world-renowned experts in their respective fields. For medical students 255A is not prerequisite to 255B. Prerequisite: instructor consent.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 257: Global Health Storytelling

Global health storytelling is a hands-on workshop that teaches global health students the art of performing compelling stories. Participants will focus on seeking, structuring, and sharing stories culminating in a live performance in front of their peers. Through the workshop, students will learn the narrative structure of a story, practice active listening, examine the importance of body language and dramatic techniques, and understand the power of narrativizing medical research and clinical experiences.
Terms: offered occasionally | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 258: PSTP Career Development Symposium

Enrollment is limited to senior MD program students. Preference given to MSTP and Berg Scholars Program participants. Focus is on providing guidance to students who are pursuing physician-scientist careers. Topics include introduction to physician investigator careers, identifying a research area and mentor, how to maintain a research focus in a clinical environment, clinical research: challenges and rewards, staffing and funding a research group. Guest speakers include Stanford faculty physician-scientists and physician-scientist assistant professors for a panel discussion.Prerequisites: Must be a senior MD program student. Priority will be given to MSTP and berg Scholars Program participants.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

INDE 260A: Pharmacological Treatment of Disease

This course will provide an overview of how drugs and therapeutics are used in the treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders. It aims to review the general principles of drug action, including drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of the major drug classes. For each major drug class, we will review selected prototype drugs and discuss their molecular mechanisms of action, therapeutic indication, adverse effects, contra-indications and drug-drug interactions.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Kobilka, B. (PI)

INDE 260B: Pharmacological Treatment of Disease

This course will provide an overview of how drugs and therapeutics are used in the treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders. It aims to review the general principles of drug action, including drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of the major drug classes. For each major drug class, we will review selected prototype drugs and discuss their molecular mechanisms of action, therapeutic indication, adverse effects, contra-indications and drug-drug interactions.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Kobilka, B. (PI)

INDE 263: Microbiology and Infectious Diseases I

First course in a two-course series exploring microbiology, pathogenesis, and clinical issues associated with infectious diseases. Patient cases springboard discussion on viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal and helminthic pathogens. Online videos and self-assessments followed by interactive sessions and problem sets.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Amieva, M. (PI); Chen, S. (PI)

INDE 265: Microbiology and Infectious Diseases III

Second course in a two-course series exploring microbiology, pathogenesis, and clinical issues associated with infectious diseases. Patient cases springboard discussion on microbiomes, diarrhea, hepatitis, STIs, helminths, zoonoses. and systemic diseases. Online videos and self-assessments followed by interactive sessions and problem sets.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 267: Planning and Writing a Research Proposal

Students will gain fundamental skills in developing research questions and writing research proposals through a series of engaging workshops. Topics include developing a research idea; writing an executive summary, i.e. NIH-style 1-page specific aims; outlining the research plan to include rigor; and designing career development training plans. Students will develop early drafts of key proposal documents, such as the 1-page Specific Aims, and receive feedback from an instructor or Grant Coach. Students in the Medical Scholars Research Program or Biosciences Program may enroll in the course.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Bernstein, D. (PI)

INDE 268: Early Clinical Engagement (ECE)

Early Clinical Engagement (ECE) is an innovative course for first year medical students to participate in clinical experiences that inform their vision as future physicians. Course goals include integration into the clinical setting with preceptors, development of concrete skills, and introduction to different career paths. ECE includes three components: (1) clinical experiences, (2) interactive large group seminars, and (3) small group sessions for reflection of clinical sessions.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 273: Medical Improvisation

Medicine, like theater, is both a skill set and an art form. The practice of medicine demands exceptional communicative, cognitive, and interpersonal skills in order to respond to unpredictable situations while interacting with a wide variety of individuals. Improvisational theater skills have a surprising and substantial overlap with those required of clinicians. Improv is a genre of performance art grounded in principles of spontaneity, adaptability, collaboration, and skilled listening. In this course, the principles and training techniques of improvisational theater are used to highlight and improve awareness, communication, and teamwork in the field of medicine. Limited enrollment. Class meets on five consecutive Mondays 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ; Nevins, A. (PI)

INDE 290A: Walk With Me: A Patient and Family Centered Exploration of Health & The Health Care System (PAS 280A)

This innovative course for first year medical students places patients, families, and caregivers front and center in the journey to explore health from a person-centered perspective, and better understand the challenges of managing optimal health in a complex health care system. The curriculum is organized around a monthly workshop series, which explores a different health systems science topic each month through lectures from experts from Stanford and the community, and from the perspectives of an individual patient or caregiver, or panel, with time to engage in discussion and explore patient-centered solutions to real-world problems. Students are also paired with a patient partner with whom they meet outside of class at a mutually convenient time at the school, medical center, or other location key to learning about the patient and caregiver journey. Enrollment by Instructor Approval Only. Request an application by email to lydiatam@stanford.edu. Please submit an application by September 13 at 11:59PM. Those selected will be informed by September 16 at 11:59PM so that they may enroll in the course.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

INDE 290B: Walk With Me: A Patient & Family Centered Exploration of Health & The Health Care System (PAS 280B)

Continuation of monthly workshop series begun in INDE 290A, with new monthly topics. Students will continue the partnership with their patient and gain further understanding of the challenges of managing optimal health in a complex health care system. Enrollment by Instructor Approval Only.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 290C: Walk With Me: A Patient & Family Centered Exploration of Health & The Health Care System (PAS 280C)

Continuation of monthly workshop series begun in INDE 290A and INDE 290B, with new monthly topics. Students will continue the partnership with their patient and gain further understanding of the challenges of managing optimal health in a complex health care system. Enrollment by Instructor Approval Only.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 292: Exploration of The Health Care System : Clinical Partnership Development

For second year medical students who wish to continue their existing longitudinal clinical partnerships begun in year 2. 1/2 day clinical immersion, by arrangement woth preceptor. 2-unit option includes clinical quality improvement or other approved project. Director approval required.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

INDE 295: Bioethics and Anthropology Interdisciplinary Directed Individual Study

Supervised individualized study in bioethics and anthropology for a qualifying paper, research proposal, or project with an individual faculty member. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
Instructors: ; Lee, S. (PI); Magnus, D. (SI)

INDE 297: Reflection and Contextual Medicine

Required for all MD students enrolled in clerkships at Stanford affiliated sites. Two-year curriculum designed to provide structured time for students to step back from clerkships, in order to promote reflection on and reinforcement for their learning in the clinical environment. The goals of this course are: to offer a regular opportunity for students to discuss challenging issues faced in their clinical training; to ground students in strategies for managing challenging situations they are likely to experience in their personal and professional lives while on clerkships; and to provide opportunities for students to develop and expand their reflective and communication skills. Components of this curriculum include the "Doctoring with CARE" small groups, the "MeD-ReST" Medical Student Resiliency Skills Training¿ sessions, and the "Contextual Medicine: Communication, Connection and Creativity in Practice" lunch and lecture series. All students in clinical clerkships must participate in all aspects of RCM Days. Students enrolled in Selective II Clerkships (Sub-internships) may choose to participate in clinical duties but are expected to communicate their absence to course faculty/staff in advance. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in clinical clerkships. Please note, students will enroll in this course their final quarter of enrollment prior to graduation to receive retroactive credit for all session. Only enroll the last quarter of enrollment.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 4 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

INDE 298: Women's Health Independent Project

Women's Health Scholarly Concentration. Students pursue individual projects under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
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