Hospital and Clinic Programs: Course Credit Opportunities
To test their interest in, and commitment, to a medical career, students interested in medicine should gain experiences in hospitals and clinics.
The Medical Humanities program offers two courses in clinical/hospital experiences (CIS 380 Issues in Medicine and CIS 390 Health Care Ethics). Students observe multiple medical specialties in Charlotte area hospitals and clinics and participate in classroom discussions related to their observations in the field. Invited speakers from various medical fields supplement the course with lectures. One course credit is given for each study.
Physician Mentor Program
|Established with the help of cardiologist K.D. Weeks, Jr., M.D. '69 (above), the Physician Mentor Program gives students a very personal view of the profession. The program includes doctors who allow students to follow them in their practice and often befriend them with lunch or dinner invitations. |
The Physician Mentor Program allows students to interact with physicians, patients, and other healthcare professionals.
Students have the opportunity to shadow and work with physicians in a clinical or hospital setting. At the same time, students can turn to physicians for advice on medical schools, classes, applications, and internships.
The physician's experience gives the student a real perspective on the benefits and drawbacks to modern medicine today.
In the long run, the hope is that a relationship will be built between the physician and the student not only in the college setting, but also in medical school, in medical training, and even in professional practice.
For many, this will be student's first full hands-on experience of medicine in practice. Hopefully, the program will justify and even more strongly affirm their dedication to medicine after Davidson. However, we also consider the program a success if a student decides that medicine isn't the right profession to pursue. Better to make that decision now, rather than find out later in medical school.
If you are interested in the program, please contact Mrs. Frances Scott (ext. 2482). Students at all levels are encouraged to join the program.