Courses: Clinical Course Catalog

This catalog contains course offerings for the Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine and Transitions to Advanced Clinical Practice phases of the GW SMHS curriculum (i.e. the 3rd and 4th year). Courses are searchable by department, course number, prerequisites, or duration. To see details of any course, including course director, contact information, and a brief description, click "Details." The GW SMHS coursework requirements for graduation are found with the other policies at the GW SMHS policies site. To add or drop a course after registration, please use the Add/Drop Request Form.

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Anatomy
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
ANAT 291 Special Projects in Anatomy (focus on neuroanatomy) 2 All year all core clerkships Details
ANAT 501 Didactic Anatomy 2 All year career path identified - see details Details
Anesthesiology
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
ANES 302 Introduction to Anesthesia 2 All year except weeks 2-5 (July) None Details
ANES 380 Anesthesia Sub Internship 4 Reservation Required weeks 49-13 All core clerkships Details
ANES 384 Intensive Care Unit - Acting Internship 4 All year All core clerkships Details
ANES 387 Pain Medicine 2, 4 All year None Details
ANES 388 Interventional Pain Medicine 2, 4 NOT AVAILABLE None Details
ANES 390-393 Extramural Anesthesiology Elective 4 Variable All core clerkships Details
Dermatology
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
DERM 380 Dermatology Clinic 2, 4 All year new: MED 305 Details
Derm 390 pending Extramural Dermatology Elective 2-4 Details
PED 411 Pediatric Dermatology 2, 4 all year PED 303 Details
Emergency Medicine
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
EMED 302 Emergency Medicine 4 Offered all year except weeks 36-39; Reservations required for weeks 44-13 through the department All core clerkships Details
EMED 350 Advanced Wound Management 4 All year except weeks 36-39 All core clerkships Details
EMED 390-393 Extramural Emergency Medicine Variable Variable All core clerkships Details
EMED 504 Emergency Medicine Research 2, 4 All year None Details
EMED 516 Wilderness Medicine 2 Weeks 44-45 None Details
EMED 517 Point-of-care Ultrasound 2, 4 All year except weeks 2-5, 36-39 MED 305, SURG 303 Details
Family Medicine (extramural)
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
IDIS 390 Family Medicine Acting Internship 4 all core clerkships Details
Interdisciplinary Medicine
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
IDIS 208 Evidence-based Clinical Relevance of Biochem and Molecular Bio 2, 4 Weeks 28-45 contact course director None Details
IDIS 240-241 Transition to Residency 4 weeks 36-39 (required) required 4th year course Details
IDIS 303 Introduction to Systematic Reviews 2 Offered weeks 50-51 None Details
IDIS 304 Humanities for Third Years 2 Weeks 36-37 and weeks 22-23 in 2019 None Details
IDIS 305 Hospital Administration 2, 4 Reservation Required None Details
IDIS 306 Using Media to Share Health Information: An Introduction 2 offered weeks 40-41 in Spring 2019 none Details
IDIS 307 Culinary Medicine 2 weeks 24-25 and 44-45 Academic Year 2019-2020 weeks 40-41 & 42-43 none Details
IDIS 347 Preventive Medicine for Sexual and Gender Minority Populations 2 weeks 28-29 academic year 2019-2020 none Details
IDIS 348 History of Medicine 2 SEE NOTES week 30-31 in 2020, SEE NOTES none Details
IDIS 349 International Medical and Surgical Missions 2, 4 All year except for weeks 36-39 All core clerkships, anesthesiology Details
IDIS 350 International Medical Experience in Third World Service 4-12 All year All core clerkships Details
IDIS 351 Teaching and Learning Knowledge and Skills (TALKS): The Clinician as a Medical Educator -- teaching students to be educators Year long All year All core clerkships Details
IDIS 352 International Medical Systems 4-8 All year except for weeks 36-39 All core clerkships Details
IDIS 353 Integrative Complementary Medicine 2 All year None Details
IDIS 354 Community Health Care Year long All year All core clerkships Details
IDIS 360 Health Policy Track 4 Request course director approval prior to registration All core clerkships, Health Policy Track Details
IDIS 361 Disaster Medicine Variable All year All core clerkships, Emergency Management Track Details
IDIS 363 Research Track Elective 4 All year Research Track Details
IDIS 364 Child Health Advocacy 2 or 4 weeks All year, check with course director before scheduling None Details
IDIS 365 Environmental Health Elective 2, 4 All year None Details
IDIS 366 Clinical Practice Innovation & Entrepreneurship 4 all year see below Details
IDIS 367 Experiential Learning in Community Health 4 all year (to 20 students total) all core clerkships Details
IDIS 369 Non-Track Research 2, 4 All year None Details
IDIS 370 International Translational Research 4-8 All year except for weeks 36-39 All core clerkships Details
IDIS 401 Exploring Implicit Bias in Medicine 2 All year except weeks 45-48, 49-52, 2-3, 8-9, 20-21 and 30-31 see notes Details
IDIS 522 Narratives in and of Medicine 2 Week 36 or 38 (requires prior approval) All core clerkships Details
IDIS 999 Independent Study Details
Medicine
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
MED 102 Introduction to Quality Improvement and Patient Safety 2 All year none Details
MED 103 Application of Quality Improvement with High Value Care 2 (no current availability) Basic certificate at the IHI Open School Details
MED 104 Medical Spanish 2 All year none Details
MED 301 3rd Year Primary Care Clerkship 4 + LPCC All year None Details
MED 305 3rd Year Medicine Clerkship 8 All year None Details
MED 332 Acting Internship - GWUH 4 All year All core clerkships Details
MED 334 Acting Internship - VAMC 4 All year All core clerkships Details
MED 340 Electrocardiography 2 Weeks 40-41 & 42-43 (2020-2021 academic year) None Details
MED 341 Primary Care and Health Services Research 4 All year - NEEDS APPROVAL None Details
MED 342 Palliative Medicine/Geriatric Medicine 2, 4 All year None Details
MED 343 Advanced Clinical Experience in Primary Care 2, 4 All year - NEEDS APPROVAL MED 301 Details
MED 346 Introduction to Correctional Medicine 4 All year All core clerkships, also see below Details
MED 350 Infectious Disease - VAMC 2, 4 All year except weeks 36-39 MED 305 Details
MED 351 Infectious Diseases 2 or 4 All year All core clerkships Details
MED 352 Clinical Cardiology 4 All year all core clerkships Details
MED 353 Case-Based Elective in Criminal Justice Health 2 contact course director at least one month in advance all core clerkships Details
MED 360 Clinical Cardiology-VAMC 2, 4 All year None Details
MED 363 Medical Intensive Care Unit / Coronary Care Unit - VAMC 4 All year All core clerkships Details
MED 372 Endocrinology and Diabetes 2, 4 All year MED 301 and/or MED 305 Details
MED 373 Endocrinology and Metabolism - VAMC 2, 4 All year MED 301 or MED 305 Details
MED 374 Podiatry and Diabetes Care 2 All year None Details
MED 390-395 Extramural Internal Medicine Elective Variable Variable All core clerkships Details
MED 400 Introduction to Rural Medicine 2 pending all core clerkships Details
MED 403 Cancer and Primary Care 2, 4 All year None Details
MED 412 Clinical and Research Gastroenterology/Hepatology Elective at GW 4 All year All core clerkships Details
MED 413 Clinical Gastroenterology/Hepatology at GW 4 All year MED 305 Details
MED 414 Gastroentrology/Hepatology - VA 2, 4 All year None Details
MED 430 Clinical Hematology - VAMC 2, 4 All year None Details
MED 431 Clinical Hematology and Oncology 2, 4 All year None Details
MED 447 Pulmonary Medicine at GW 2, 4 All year None Details
MED 451 Rheumatology 2, 4 All year None Details
MED 459 Clinical Nephrology 2, 4 All year MED 305 Details
MED 461 Clinical Renal Disease 2, 4 All year MED 305 Details
MED 472 Practice of Allergy 2 All year None Details
MED 520 Supportive and Palliative Care and Spirituality 2 Weeks 24-25 None Details
MED 521 Clinical Ethics 2 Weeks 34-35 during daytime None Details
Neurology
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
NEUR 380 Clinical Neuroscience Clerkship 4 All year None Details
NEUR 381 Special Topics in Neurology 2, 4 All year None Details
NEUR 390-394 Extramural Neurology Elective Variable Variable All core clerkships Details
NEUR 397 Introduction to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2, 4 offered after mid-Sept 2019 None Details
Neurosurgery
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
NSUR 380 Clinical Neurosurgery 4 All year, reservations required All core clerkships Details
NSUR 390-392 Extramural Neurosurgery Elective 4 All year All core clerkships Details
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
OB&G 303 3rd Year Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship 6 Per cohort None Details
OB&G 378 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 4 All year All core clerkships Details
OB&G 381 Perinatal Medicine 4 All year OB&G 303 Details
OB&G 385 Gynecologic Oncology 4 All year OB&G 303 Details
OB&G 386 Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery 4 All year except weeks 49-52, 18-21 OB&G 303 Details
OB&G 390-395 Extramural Obstetrics & Gynecology Elective 4 All year All core clerkships Details
Ophthalmology
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
OPHT 381 Clinical Ophthalmology 2, 4 See notes See notes Details
OPHT 390-392 Extramural Ophthalmology Variable Variable All core clerkships, OPHT 381 Details
Orthopaedics
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
ORTH 302 Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Elective for 3rd Year Medical Students 2, 4 Nov 1 through April 30 none but SEE BELOW Details
ORTH 303 Ambulatory Orthopaedics 4 November- June All core clerkships Details
ORTH 380 Orthopaedic Sub-Internship 4 All year; reservations required for weeks 45-18 through the department All core clerkships Details
ORTH 385 Sports Medicine 2 Nov 1 through April 30 none but SEE BELOW Details
ORTH 390-393 Extramural Orthopaedic Sub-Internship 4 All year All core clerkships Details
PED 410 Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 2, 4 All year None Details
Pathology
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
PATH 290-295 Extramural Pathology 4 All year All core clerkships Details
PATH 296 Surgical Pathology 2, 4 All year None Details
PATH 298 Autopsy Pathology 4 All year None Details
PATH 321 Clinical Pathology / Laboratory Medicine 2, 4 All year except weeks 36-39 None Details
Pediatrics
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
PED 303 3rd Year Pediatrics Clerkship 8 Per cohort None Details
PED 362 Clinical Pediatrics Acting Internship – General Hospital Pediatrics Red Team 4 All year All core clerkships Details
PED 364 Clinical Pediatrics Acting Internship – General Hospital Pediatrics Purple Team 4 All year All core clerkships Details
PED 366 Pediatrics Acting Internship – General Hospital Pediatrics Non-resident Service – PHAST Team 4 All year All core clerkships Details
PED 367 Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 2, 4 contact course director at least one month in advance none Details
PED 368 Pediatric HIV Infection 4 All year None Details
PED 369 Infectious Disease Consult 2, 4 All year except weeks 36-39 PED 303 and MED 305 Details
PED 370 Pediatric Diabetes Care 2, 4 (contact course director for availability) none Details
PED 372 Child Abuse Evaluation 2, 4 All year PED 303 Details
PED 373 Pediatric Urology 2, 4 All year All core clerkships Details
PED 375 Pediatric Surgery 4 All year All core clerkships Details
PED 378 Medical Genetics 2, 4 All year None Details
PED 379 Pediatric Critical Care 4 All year All core clerkships Details
PED 380 Pediatric Gastroenterology 2, 4 All year None Details
PED 381 Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 4 All year None Details
PED 382 Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology 4 All year None Details
PED 383 Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine 4 All year except July and August PED 303 Details
PED 384 Pediatric Interventional Radiology 4 all year PED 303 or MED 305 or SURG 303 Details
PED 386 Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 4 All year PED 303 Details
PED 388 Neonatal Intensive Care 4 All year except July-Aug and Nov-Dec All core clerkships Details
PED 389 Pediatric Cardiology 4 All year PED 303 Details
PED 390-395 Extramural Pediatrics Variable Variable All core clerkships Details
PED 397 Pediatric Nephrology 2, 4 All year except from Thanksgiving-New Year’s Day, April, May (may allow some exceptions) None Details
PED 398 Pediatric Sports Medicine 2, 4 All year except from Thanksgiving-New Year’s Day, April, May (may allow some exceptions) None Details
PED 399 Ambulatory Adolescent Medicine 4 All year MED 301 or PED 303 Details
PED 400 Pediatric Laboratory Medicine 2, 4 All year None Details
PED 401 Pediatric Otolaryngology 2, 4 All year SURG 303 Details
PED 403 Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine 4 All year PED 303 Details
PED 405 Pediatric Emergency Medicine 4 All year All core clerkships Details
PED 407 Pediatric Healthy Generations – Teen Parent Program 2, 4 All year PED 303 Details
PED 408 Breastfeeding Medicine 2 All year PED 303 Details
PED 409 Pediatric Hospitalist Consult Service (HELP team) 2, 4 unavailable in 2019, future availability pending All core clerkships Details
PED 410 Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 2, 4 all year none Details
PED 411 Pediatric Dermatology 2, 4 All year PED 303 Details
PED 412 Pediatric Preventive Cardiology 2, 4 All year None Details
Pharmacology
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
PHAR 501 Readings in Pharmacology 2, 4 All year except weeks 28, 44-52, 1-10 None Details
Psychiatry
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
PCHI 302 3rd Year Psychiatry Clerkship 6 Per cohort None Details
PCHI 379 Inpatient Psychiatry Acting Internship – NVMI 4 28, 32, 37, 41, 45, 50, 2, 6, 11, 15, 22 PCHI 302, MED 305 Details
PCHI 381 Inpatient Psychiatry Acting Internship - GWUH 4 All year PCHI 302, MED 305 Details
PCHI 382 Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service Acting Internship-GWUH 4 All year PCHI 302, MED 305, OB&G 303 Details
PCHI 383 Forensic Psychiatry Elective 4 All year except weeks 14-21 PCHI 302, MED 305 Details
PCHI 386 Forensic Psychiatry Elective – NVMHI 4 28, 32, 37, 41, 45, 50, 2, 6, 11, 15, 22 PCHI 302, MED 305 Details
PCHI 388 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 4 all year PCHI 302 Details
PCHI 390-393 Extramural Psychiatry Elective Variable Variable All core clerkships Details
PCHI 409 Psychiatry Independent Studies 2, 4 All year PCHI 302, MED 305 Details
Radiology
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
RAD 381 Vascular Interventional Radiology 2, 4 None Details
RAD 383 Clinical Radiology 4 All year except for weeks 14-43 None Details
RAD 386 Radiation Oncology 2, 4 throughout year (EXCEPT for weeks 2-3, 14-15, 32-33, 42-43) none Details
RAD 390-392 Extramural Radiology Elective Variable Variable All core clerkships Details
RAD 404 GI/GU Radiology 4 14-25 & 28-43 None Details
RAD 405 Acute/ER Radiology 4 14-25 & 28-43 None Details
RAD 406 Trauma/Bone Radiology 4 14-25 & 28-43 None Details
RAD 407 Women’s Imaging 4 14-25 & 28-43 None Details
Surgery
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
(PED 375) Pediatric Surgery 4 all year all core clerkships Details
(PED 401) Pediatric Otolaryngology 2, 4 all year SURG 303 Details
SURG 303 3rd Year Surgery Clerkship 8 Per Cohort None Details
SURG 353 Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 2, 4 Offered May-September [weeks 44-13] by arrangement with the surgery dept.; open enrollment weeks 14-43 SURG 303 Details
SURG 355 Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery – Suburban & Holy Cross Hospital 2, 4 All year SURG 303 Details
SURG 356 Otolaryngology for 3rd Year Medical Students 2 PENDING (to start in July 2019) none but SEE BELOW Details
SURG 358 Tropical Otolaryngology 2, 4 All year All core clerkships Details
SURG 380 General Surgery and Surgical Oncology (Acting Internship) 4 All year; Reservation required in weeks 45 thru 13 All core clerkships Details
SURG 382 Colorectal and Thoracic Surgery (Acting Internship) 4 All year; Reservation required in weeks 45 thru 13 All core clerkships Details
SURG 383 General, Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), and Breast Surgery (Acting Internship) 4 All year; Reservation required in weeks 45 thru 13 All core clerkships Details
SURG 385 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2, 4 All year; Reservation required in weeks 45 thru 13 All core clerkships Details
SURG 388 Vascular and Transplant Surgery (Acting Internship) 2, 4 All year; Reservation required in weeks 45 thru 13 All core clerkships Details
SURG 390-395 Extramural Surgery Elective Variable Variable All core clerkships Details
SURG 400 Trauma (Acting Internship) 4 All year; Reservation required in weeks 45-13 All core clerkships Details
Urology
Course Number Course Title Length (Weeks) When Offered Prerequisites  
(PED 373) Pediatric Urology 2, 4 all year all core clerkships Details
URO 303 Urology for 3rd Year Medical Students 2 year round starting July 2019 none but SEE BELOW Details
UROL 302 Clinical Urology 4 All year; Reservation required in weeks 45 thru 13 All core clerkships Details
UROL 390-392 Extramural Elective in Urology Variable Variable All core clerkships Details