Biol 265. Experience in the Life Sciences (spring/fall)
This course provides an opportunity to earn credit for non-classroom learning in the life sciences. A wide variety of activities qualify. For example, students might accompany a physician on rounds and prepare a paper on a specific organ system or disease, or participate in a field or ecological study and report on the findings. Participants must arrange to work with a supervisor with whom they will meet on a regular basis. Biol 265 does not count toward upper-division credits required for the major. Credit/No Credit only. The course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. See http://www.nslc.wustl.edu/courses/Bio265/bio265.html or contact Mr. Patrick Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Biol 2651/2654. Med Prep Program (Parts I and II): (fall, spring, summer)
Med Prep I is a unique lecture series designed specifically for students considering a career in medicine. Through a 2-hour weekly lecture, this course gives students accurate, honest, and detailed information regarding every step of the application and admissions process to medical school. MedPrep I is particularly useful for freshmen and sophomores in that it gives students a road map and strategy for their four years of college and reviews the common pitfalls encountered by unsuccessful applicants. There is no outside course work and no exams. Attendance at all classes is required. Bio 2651 is a pre-requisite for Bio 2654: MedPrep II – The Shadowing Experience. Med Prep II offers students a real-life, behind-the-scenes experience of a life in medicine. For three hours every other week, students shadow physicians in the Charles F. Knight Emergency and Trauma Center of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the main teaching hospital of the Washington University School of Medicine. A weekly 1-hour meeting is also held on the Danforth campus for group discussion regarding the clinical experience. Only in the summer semester may students take both courses concurrently. There is no outside course work and no exams. Consult the website at http://medprep.wustl.edu for registration instructions.
Bio 2652 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program (PEMRAP)
offers undergraduate pre-medical students an opportunity to participate in clinical, patient-oriented research projects in a hospital setting. Students work in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, a nationally recognized pediatric emergency medicine and trauma care facility. A number of research projects are currently underway in various areas of pediatric emergency medicine, including asthma, fluid management in dehydration, procedural pain and sedation, cervical spine trauma, head injury, wound care, and fracture healing. For details, see http://www.nslc.wustl.edu/courses/Bio2652/index.html.
Biol 2656. Introduction to Health Professions: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Audiology (spring semester)
This course provides students interested in Health Professions with an overview of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Audiology. Students will gain a better understanding of the scope of practice, markets, and skills required to succeed in these professions. Students will learn about graduate and professional education options and how to build a competitive application for these programs. Finally, students will be introduced to field experiences in each area and culminate their study with an inter-professional education session illustrating the role of each of the professions in a single case. Students will finish the course with a better understanding of whether a career in health professions is right for them. Small Class. Credit 1 unit. S. Taff, M. Valente (WUMS)