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HST 312
Clinical Reasoning Through CPCs

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Thomas N. Byrne
Time:
Th 4-6:30pm
Location:
MEC 448
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
None
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
(n/a-Level Credit )
Harvard Units:
Unknown
This longitudinal course will allow students in research labs to maintain clinical connections while developing and refining clinical reasoning through discussion and dissection of New England Journal of Medicine Clinical Pathologic Conferences (CPCs). The course specifically targets MD students who are taking a "5th year" to do research as well as MD/PhD students who have already completed their qualifying exams. The format will involve students reading a case presentation before each class meeting, discussing the case presentation in class, arriving at a differential diagnosis, and discussing the NEJM expert's differential diagnosis and management, before evaluating the pathological diagnosis.