Aspiring Physicians Enacting Change through Community Engagement
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2023 - 2024
Wednesday, 9:30 - 10:20am
120.609.01 Introduction to Promoting Health, Science, and Education
This course is for anyone interested in promoting health, science, and education in Baltimore. It is aligned with the core competencies that medical schools are looking for and that are summarized by AAMC (Association of America Medical Colleges). You do not have to be a premedical student to enroll into this course.
Offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in an environment with multiple opportunities to promote health, science, and education in Baltimore. Covers a wide range of topics through seminars in close collaboration with Baltimore community organizations. Supports students in honing their core competencies that medical schools are looking for, including the following categories: (1) interpersonal, (2) intrapersonal, (3) thinking and reasoning, and (4) science. Supports premedical students but is designed for any student interested in promoting health, science, and education. Includes a seminar and an optional practicum component.
Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of socio-cultural factors that affect behavior and interpersonal communication and interaction
- Set goals for continued professional and personal improvement
- Apply knowledge of the scientific process to integrate and synthesize information
- Apply knowledge of the self, others, and social systems to solve problems related to various factors (e.g., psychological, cultural, socioeconomic and biological) that affect health and well-being
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 50% Participation
- 50% Reflection