Course #: MFRM201
Course Credit: 5
This longitudinal course is designed to promote the thought processes necessary to develop a student's intellectual capacity as a practicing physician. Similar to FRM-1 in the MS1 year, FRM-2 is an active, case-based learning course that integrates with the horizontally constructed system-based Units of year 2, in order to align with content for each individual block. These interactive sessions are done in small groups of approximately 10 students. FRM-2 is primarily designed to teach the clinical reasoning skills necessary to evaluate patients, understand disease and make rational, evidence-based decisions. These goals will be accomplished through small group sessions, during which students will be expected to work through clinical cases in order to elicit the main teaching points of the sessions, develop differential diagnoses, and concept maps for the diagnosis and treatment of the disease their simulated patients will possess. Students will continue to have exposure to the domains of ethics, law, biostatistics, epidemiology, economics, public policy, medical anthropology and sociology, and population health, which were taught during Patients to Populations in the MS1 year. In addition, Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is a component of this course.