PCM 501 Principles of Clinical Medicine 2

PCM2 is a 23-credit course taught over 18 weeks in Term 5 of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program of St George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada. It is a systems-based curriculum for the second academic year of the Basic Sciences programPCM2 continues with the pathologic basis of disease as the core subject around which pharmacology and microbiology are based. The topics will include bone and skin, endocrine, neuropathology, forensics, and infant pathology.  As with PCM1, lectures on clinical skills (clinical medicine) will weave into the curriculum to allow application of basic knowledge into clinical practice exposing students to the expectations of USMLE Step 2 CS. The final module spirals once again through all the systems.  This repetition of systems is directed to merge all the disciplines so that students can view the body as one holistic unit with the organs working together. Lectures are complemented by small group clinical cases, knowledge review and assessment through multiple choice question sessions. Students will visit hospitals and clinics where they can interact with patients and apply the holistic approach in patient care.  This final module serves as a concentrated intensive review of all basic sciences content and as an enhancement of clinical reasoning skills in preparation for the USMLE Step 1 Examination.