Medical student curricula are packed with essential courses and content that all students must master, yet most students find time to pursue areas of personal interest. A goal of the recent curricular revision was to provide increased opportunities for such exploration and growth.
We believe, and students confirm, that pursuing studies beyond the required curriculum helps students understand the connection between their basic science coursework and medical practice, and provides exposure to topics and specialties that cannot readily be included in the core curriculum. A professional enrichment structure was developed to provide well-structured, rigorous and high quality experiences in areas not typically available to students (especially students in the pre-clinical years).
Please note that some of the longitudinal PECs that begin in the fall have registration through the course director or student association coordinator. Other fall PECs may have registrations through Denise Downs in late August or September. The registration information is outlined in all the course descriptions. As professional enrichment course offerings are announced and registration opens, students will be notified of the offerings and registration details via email.
Students who have other assigned academic commitments at the course times must meet those commitments. Therefore, some students may not be able to enroll in some professional enrichment courses.
Course space is limited, based on the maximum number of students designated by the course director.
Students who successfully complete a professional enrichment course will receive a certificate of completion. It will not be shown on their official University transcript.
Additional questions about professional enrichment courses should be directed to Katie Maietta in the Office of Medical Education.
Please note the below PECs are for legacy students only.
Courses for Second Year Students
- Advanced Medical Chinese
- Advanced Medical Conversations in Spanish
- Basic Spanish for Medical Students
- Multi-Disciplinary Approach to the Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Neoplasms
- Personalized Medicine: The Impact of Molecular Testing on Patient Care