M.D.,C.M. – Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery

Offered by: Medicine     Degree: MDCM

Program Requirements

Four years of medical study in the University leads to the degree of M.D.,C.M.; an additional period of postgraduate training is necessary for licensure.

While the Faculty's administration exercises a general supervision of arrangements for postgraduate applications, the Faculty of Medicine does not assume the responsibility for providing residencies for students.

Four-Year Program (Fall 2015 – Class of 2019) (199-203 credits)

Note 1: For Fall 2014 - Class of 2018 and earlier, please refer to the 2014-2015 (or earlier) Health Sciences Calendar at http://www.mcgill.ca/students/courses/calendars.

Note 2: The Core and Senior Clerkship has been revised effective July 1, 2015. For details, see http://www.mcgill.ca/new-mdcm.

Required Courses (199 credits)

Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentistry

  • INDS 111 Molecules to Global Health (6 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to the scope of medical and dental practice, from the molecular to global health. Basic principles of pathology and pharmacology, concepts of disease, and the role of the physician and dentist in the Canadian health care system.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

  • INDS 112 Respiration (6 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapeutics of respiratory system diseases as well as elements of the physical examination and clinical interview relevant to pulmonary disease will be introduced to students.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

  • INDS 113 Circulation (8 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapeutics of cardiac and circulatory diseases and elements of the physical examination and clinical interview relevant to cardiac disease.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

  • INDS 114 Digestion and Metabolism (8 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapeutics of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases and metabolic disorders as well as elements of the physical examination and clinical interview relevant to these conditions.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

  • INDS 115 Renal (6 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapeutics of renal diseases and electrolyte disorders as well as elements of the physical examination and clinical interview relevant to renal diseases.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

  • INDS 116 Defense (6 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapeutics of infectious diseases, immunological disorders, and diseases of the skin as well as elements of the physical examination and clinical interview relevant to these conditions.

    Terms: Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

  • INDS 117 Infection (6 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapeutics of endocrine disorders as well as elements of the physical examination and clinical interview relevant to these conditions.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

  • INDS 118 Movement (6 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapeutics of disorders of bones, joints, muscles and peripheral nerves as well as elements of the physical examination and clinical interview relevant to these conditions.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

  • INDS 119J1 Clinical Method 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to medical interviewing and communication skills using the Calgary-Cambridge approach, to foundational physical examination skills and writing case history using the McGill Case Report template.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

    • Students must also register for INDS 119J2 and INDS 119J3.

  • INDS 119J2 Clinical Method 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to medical interviewing and communication skills using the Calgary-Cambridge approach, to foundational physical examination skills and writing case history using the McGill Case Report template.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

    • Prerequisite: INDS 119J1

  • INDS 119J3 Clinical Method 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to medical interviewing and communication skills using the Calgary-Cambridge approach, to foundational physical examination skills and writing case history using the McGill Case Report template.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

    • Prerequisite: INDS 119J2

  • INDS 122J1 Physician Apprenticeship 1 (0.67 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : This course will guide and mentor students in their transition from laymanship to physicianship. It will promote professionalism, the healing role of the physician, a patient-centered approach and self-reflection.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • INDS 122J2 Physician Apprenticeship 1 (0.67 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : See INDS 122J1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • INDS 122J3 Physician Apprenticeship 1 (0.67 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : See INDS 122J1 for course description.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • INDS 123J1 Research Fundamentals 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to use of biomedical databases and/or social sciences to identify a body of scientific/scholarly literature; to articulate answerable research questions and hypotheses; and to design research plans related to a selected scientific question.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. students that have passed all courses within Promotion Period I.

    • Students must also register for INDS 123J2 and INDS 123J3

  • INDS 123J2 Research Fundamentals 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to use of biomedical databases and/or social sciences to identify a body of scientific/scholarly literature; to articulate answerable research questions and hypotheses; and to design research plans related to a selected scientific question.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. students that have passed all courses within Promotion Period I.

    • Prerequisite: INDS 123J1

  • INDS 123J3 Research Fundamentals 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to use of biomedical databases and/or social sciences to identify a body of scientific/scholarly literature; to articulate answerable research questions and hypotheses; and to design research plans related to a selected scientific question.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. students that have passed all courses within Promotion Period I.

    • Prerequisite: INDS 123J2

  • INDS 124J1 Longitudinal Family Medicine 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to primary care exposure and opportunity for clinical correlation with themes introduced in the FMD classroom. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to practice history-taking and physical examination skills in a clinical setting.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Each M.D.,C.M. medical student will be paired with a Family Physician preceptor and will attend patient sessions starting in the first month of medical school.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. program only.

    • Students must also register for INDS 124J2 and INDS 124J3

  • INDS 124J2 Longitudinal Family Medicine 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to primary care exposure and opportunity for clinical correlation with themes introduced in the FMD classroom. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to practice history-taking and physical examination skills in a clinical setting.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Each M.D.,C.M. medical student will be paired with a Family Physician preceptor and will attend patient sessions starting in the first month of medical school.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. program only.

    • Prerequisite: INDS 124J1

  • INDS 124J3 Longitudinal Family Medicine 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to primary care exposure and opportunity for clinical correlation with themes introduced in the FMD classroom. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to practice history-taking and physical examination skills in a clinical setting.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Each M.D.,C.M. medical student will be paired with a Family Physician preceptor and will attend patient sessions starting in the first month of medical school.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. program only.

    • Prerequisite: INDS 124J2

  • INDS 125J1 Reflection and Evaluation 1

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Development of lifelong learning skills; promotion of the integration cumulative knowledge through self-reflection and understanding of the clinical correlation of the factual biological and social sciences learned in INDS 111, INDS 112 and INDS 113.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

    • Students must also register for INDS 125J2 and INDS 125J3.

  • INDS 125J2 Reflection and Evaluation 1

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : See INDS 125J1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • INDS 125J3 Reflection and Evaluation 1

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : See INDS 125J1 for course description.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • INDS 211 Reproduction and Sexuality (6 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapeutics of normal sexual and reproductive function and diseases of the reproductive organs as well as relevant elements of the physical examination and clinical interview.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs that have passed all courses within Promotion Period I.

  • INDS 212 Human Behaviour (12 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Introduction to anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapeutics of psychiatric disorders and diseases of the central nervous system as well as elements of the physical examination and clinical interview relevant to these conditions.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only that have passed all courses within Promotion Period I.

  • INDS 219 Clinical Method 2 (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Medical interviewing and communication; physical examination, including communication across social distances and boundaries, along with cultural distances, patient safety issues and conducting a full physical examination.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

  • INDS 222J1 Physician Apprenticeship 2 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : This course continues to build on Physician Apprenticeship 1, guiding and mentoring students as they continue their transition to physicianship.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • INDS 222J2 Physician Apprenticeship 2 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : See INDS 222J1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • INDS 222J3 Physician Apprenticeship 2 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : See INDS 222J1 for course description.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • INDS 223 Research Fundamentals 2 (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Continuation of the research project. Students are required to meet with their chosen investigators once a week as a team to discuss their areas of research.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Students are expected to acquire data weekly for their chosen research project.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only that have passed all courses within Promotion Period I.

  • INDS 224J1 Community Health Alliance Project - C.H.A.P (0.67 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Requires critical reflection on social diversity, determinants of health, and the rewards of community engagement. Students will be required to attend bi-monthly visits with a community group placement site. Based on these community placements and exposure during Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentistry, students will work together on a small group project during Transition to Clinical Practice.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

    • Students must also register for INDS 224J2 and INDS 224J3.

  • INDS 224J2 Community Health Alliance Project - C.H.A.P (0.67 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : See INDS 224J1.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

    • Prerequisite(s): INDS 224J1.

    • Students must also register for INDS 224J3.

  • INDS 224J3 Community Health Alliance Project - C.H.A.P (0.67 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : See INDS 224J1.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

    • Prerequisite(s): INDS 224J2.

  • INDS 225 Reflection and Evaluation 2

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Development of lifefong learning skills; promotion of the integration of cumulative knowledge through self-reflection and understanding of the clinical correlation of the factual biological and social sciences learned in INDS 211 and INDS 212.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the M.D.,C.M. and D.M.D. programs only.

Transition to Clinical Practice

  • ANAE 301 TCP Anesthesia (2 credits)

    Offered by: Anaesthesia (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Anaesthesia : Two-week core rotation. Supervised experience in the basics or A-B-Cs of resuscitation. Preoperative, intraoperative, postoperative anesthesia care and on-call shadowing. Clinical applications of pharmacology and physiology.

    Terms: Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • FMED 301 TCP Family Medicine (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Introduction to the principles of family medicine and patient-centered care, to the role of the family physician in our health care system, and to the diagnosis and management of common medical problems seen in an outpatient setting.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • IMED 301 TCP Internal Medicine (6 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Internal Medicine : In this six-week multidisciplinary course, the student has the opportunity to build further on the clinical skills developed in the Clinical Methods course. The students perform full history and physical examinations on assigned patients, write up the cases (including a discussion of the clinical - basic science correlations), and present the case orally to their tutors. Through bedside teaching sessions in small groups, they develop clinical skills. Seminars give an approach to the diagnosis of common problems in Internal Medicine.

    Terms: Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • INDS 300 Mindful Medical Practice - Transition to Clinical Practice (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : Knowledge, attitudes, and skills of professionalism, whole person care, and Physicianship as expressed in the particular behaviours of a mindful practitioner. An emphasis will be placed on the emergent developmental process of seeing "self as a physician".

    Terms: Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • INDS 302 Medical Ethics and Health Law (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : The objectives of this course are to familiarize students with the basic ethical and legal issues and problems arising in clinical medicine and to develop the skills needed to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas. Emphasis is placed on the following subjects: informed consent, risk disclosure, patient competence, confidentiality, research ethics, discontinuing life support, physician impairment, and ethics in the team context.

    Terms: Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • INDS 323 TCP Integrated Assessment

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : This course includes integrated assessments, designed to assess the student's integration of content learned in the context of different clinical disciplines and in the longitudinal curricular themes. Assessments include End-of-Block written examinations, an Integrative TCP OSCE and a Progress Test. These assessments are clinically grounded, and together assess the student’s ability to integrate the knowledge, communication skills, physical examination skills, professionalism, and collaboration learned and consolidated throughout the various TCP courses.

    Terms: Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • NEUR 301 TCP Neurology (2 credits)

    Offered by: Neurology and Neurosurgery (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Neurology and Neurosurgery : The course's objectives will be to have the student develop the skills to acquire and record a detailed neurological history; perform a complete, orderly and accurate neurological examination, develop a clinical problem-solving approach, i.e. to correlate neurological symptoms and deficits with neuroanatomy and disease processes. The student will also accumulate factual knowledge about neurological diseases, develop awareness of special procedures in neurology and foster positive attitudes towards independent learning.

    Terms: Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • OPTH 300 TCP Ophthalmology (1 credit)

    Offered by: Ophthalmology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Ophthalmology : This course will teach the basics of the eye exam (ophthalmoscope, visual acuity and slit lamp). It will focus on the following topics: acute and chronic visual loss, trauma to the eye, the red eye and eye manifestations of systemic diseases (e.g. hypertension, diabetes).

    Terms: Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • PAED 301 TCP Pediatrics (2 credits)

    Offered by: Pediatrics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Paediatrics : The course will cover aspects of growth, perinatology, morbidity-mortality in Pediatrics, nutrition, fluid balance, infections of many systems, and neurologic and psychological development. The course will consist of community-based clinical experiences along with didactic teaching and self-directed learning.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Note: One half-day per week for a duration of seven weeks

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • RADD 301 TCP Radiology (1 credit)

    Offered by: Diagnostic Radiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Radiology (Diagnostic) : The normal radiological anatomy covered in the Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentistry. A one-week rotation that includes a practical approach to common clinical problems. The students will spend time in the MUHC hospitals and the JGH hospital radiology departments and will be exposed to common pathologies of the chest, abdomen, musculoskeletal, neurologic and pediatric subspecialties.

    Terms: Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • SURG 301 TCP Surgery (4 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Surgery : Develop history taking and physical examination skills necessary to collect information and make the diagnosis of the patient. Pathophysiology of surgical conditions. Students will be assigned to a surgical service and tutor, seeing patients in the preoperative and perioperative period and following the patient postoperatively. Work up two patients per week on the ward and in the ambulatory care setting and follow each patient through the entire perioperative period. Learn how to write progress notes and prepare for case presentations. Small group teaching sessions held in the hospitals. Service rounds, ward rounds, and participation in the operative management of their patients.

    Terms: Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students in the M.D., C.M. program.

Core Clerkships

  • ELEC 400 Elective 1 Clerkship (4 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Elective : Four (4) week clinical rotations.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • FMED 405 Family Medicine Clerkship (8 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : The overall purpose of this eight-week course is to acquaint students with the principles of family medicine. During the course, students work as part of a team, whose members may include a staff physician, a family medicine nurse and several residents. Specific clinical experiences in the disciplines of otolaryngology (OTL) and dermatology, relevant to the practice of family medicine, are included. The role of the family physician in the care of patients with mental illness is highlighted.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • IMED 401 Internal Medicine Clerkship (8 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Internal Medicine : The main goals of the internal medicine clerkship are to further develop the student’s ability to function as an increasingly independent, but supervised and safe, clinician in an interprofessional health care team. Students learn, while practicing, both for and from patients. Students, under the supervision of residents and attending physicians, are responsible for performing and documenting histories, physicals, lab and radiology data summaries, and patient problem lists for newly admitted patients, as well as patients being seen in consultation in the outpatient and non-internal medicine ward settings; and the ongoing care, management, follow-up and discharge planning of patients in each of the above settings.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • INDS 305 Transition to Clerkship (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : This one-week course is designed to prepare students for the transition to clerkship. Students are encouraged to apply the principles learned during Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD) and Transition to Clinical Practice (TCP) to practical clinical scenarios. The roles and activities of the clerkship student within the healthcare team are addressed. Students are provided the opportunity to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that come with learning in the clinical setting. The focus of the course will be mainly on allaying students’ anxieties about clerkship through a combination of reflection and discussion, as well as refreshers on content related to acute/deteriorating patients.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • INDS 320J1 Formation of the Professional and Healer (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : The transition from pre-clinical to clinical education can be challenging for students as they adjust to their new roles and responsibilities. The course is based on the teaching and learning of a number of inter-related concepts (e.g. resilience, self-care, and compassion fatigue) that are relevant to the continued development of an identity as a professional and healer.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Students must also register for INDS 320J2 and INDS 320J3.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless INDS 320J1, INDS 320J2 and INDS 320J3 are all successfully completed in consecutive terms.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • INDS 320J2 Formation of the Professional and Healer (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : See INDS 320J1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INDS 320J1.

    • Students must also register for INDS 320J3.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless INDS 320J1, INDS 320J2 and INDS 320J3 are all successfully completed in consecutive terms.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • INDS 320J3 Formation of the Professional and Healer (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : See INDS 320J1 for course description.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INDS 320J2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless INDS 320J1, INDS 320J2 and INDS 320J3 are all successfully completed in consecutive terms.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • INDS 322J1 Physician Apprenticeship 3 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : This course continues to build on Physician Apprenticeship 1 and 2, guiding and mentoring students as they continue their transition to physicians.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • INDS 322J2 Physician Apprenticeship 3 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : See INDS 322J1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • INDS 322J3 Physician Apprenticeship 3 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : See INDS 322J1 for course description.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • INDS 423 Clerkship Integrated Assessment 1

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : This course includes integrated assessments that will occur longitudinally throughout the rotations in core clerkship and at the end of each of the 3 core clerkship blocks. During each rotation student’s performance in the clinical setting will be assessed using a work-based assessment tool that will focus on all of the competencies in a stage-appropriate way. At the end of each block, students will sit a written test, i.e. the progress test. A progress test is a test that is representative of all the knowledge domain of a curriculum and is sat by classes at different stages of the curriculum. Each test will have the same blueprint which will represent a broad sample of the knowledge base of the curriculum as a whole. The tests will aim to assess knowledge application rather than solely recall.

    Terms: Winter 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • OBGY 401 Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship (6 credits)

    Offered by: Obstetrics & Gynecology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology : During the obstetrics and gynecology course, students will participate in a variety of experiences to learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to health care for women. The major goals of the clerkship are to introduce students to the broad range of skills and knowledge encompassed in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology; to demonstrate the interrelationship of specialty and primary care in the care of women across the life span; to provide students with the ability to address common inpatient and outpatient health problems of women; and to demonstrate the obstetrician-gynecologists’ interactions with other providers of medical care to achieve optimal benefit in the care of women.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • PAED 401 Pediatrics Clerkship (6 credits)

    Offered by: Pediatrics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Paediatrics : The course will cover aspects of growth, perinatology, morbidity-mortality in pediatrics, infections in children, and neurologic, physical and psychological development. The course will include participation in the medical assessment and management of children, supplemented by didactic teaching and self-directed learning.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • PSYT 401 Psychiatry Clerkship (8 credits)

    Offered by: Psychiatry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Psychiatry : The psychiatry clerkship is designed to provide students with the core knowledge and skills required to understand and assist patients and families with either psychiatric illness, or overwhelming emotional distress. It also provides students with an understanding of the complex interplay between psychiatric and non-psychiatric illness, and the need to be aware of medical illness in patients presenting with psychiatric symptoms, and vice versa. Students at all training sites will receive the equivalent of 8-weeks of training in psychiatry, where they will be exposed to the principles and practice of child and adult psychiatry through their work in a variety of clinical settings, in addition to participating in core learning sessions and independent learning activities. The complementary roles of the family physician and the psychiatrist in the care of patients with mental illness will be highlighted.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restrictions Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • SURG 402 Surgery Clerkship (8 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Surgery : During this course, students will participate in the care of surgical patients under the supervision of residents and attending staff. Students are expected to perform and document patient interviews and physical examinations, prioritize differential diagnosis for common and urgent problems seen in surgery, and practice developing management plans for common surgical problems. Students will participate in activities of the surgical outpatient and inpatient services.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Registration(s): Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

Senior Clerkship

  • ELEC 401 Elective 2 Clerkship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Elective : Four (4) week clinical rotations.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction: Good standing in M.D.,C.M. Program.

  • ELEC 402 Elective 3 Clerkship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Elective : Four (4) week clinical rotations.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction: Good standing in M.D.,C.M. Program.

  • ELEC 403 Elective 4 Clerkship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Elective : Four (4) week clinical rotations.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ELEC 400.

    • Restriction: Good standing in M.D.,C.M. Program.

  • IMED 407 Geriatric Medicine Clerkship (4 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Internal Medicine : The goal of the UGME curriculum in geriatrics is to provide the foundation for competent, compassionate care of older patients, particularly the frail elderly. The Geriatric Medicine clerkship will emphasize the medical basis of Geriatric Medicine and the differences in medical care for frail older patients. It will provide students with an intensive clinical experience in a variety of Geriatric Medicine settings, including clinic, day hospital, emergency department and ward settings as well as an opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary team.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • INDS 408 Emergency Medicine Clerkship (4 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : During this Senior Clerkship course, students are expected to apply and build on skills that they have learned during Core Clerkship courses. In the Emergency Medicine Clerkship, students have the opportunity to evaluate a large variety of undifferentiated patients presenting with a wide spectrum of complaints. They function as fully integrated members of the healthcare team, responsible for direct patient care with direct supervision by attending physicians and/or senior emergency medicine residents. Students are also encouraged to take part in all academic activities of the department, such as morbidity and mortality rounds and journal clubs.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • INDS 421 Transition to Residency (8 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : This course comprises three main themes: Transition through licensure (i.e. Medical Ethics and Law, LMCC Review); Transition through practice (i.e. Early Recognition of and Response to Acutely Deteriorating, Advanced Communication Skills); and Transition through reflection (i.e. Medicine and Society, student wellness).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • INDS 422D1 Physician Apprenticeship 4 (0.25 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : This course is the last in a series of four consolidating the skills and attitudes expected of the professional healer.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INDS 322

    • Restriction: M.D.,C.M. students only

    • Students must register for both INDS 422D1 and INDS 422D2

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both INDS 422D1 and INDS 422D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • INDS 422D2 Physician Apprenticeship 4 (0.25 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : See INDS 422D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INDS 322 and INDS 422D1

    • Restriction: M.D.,C.M. students only

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both INDS 422D1 and INDS 422D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • INDS 424 Clerkship Integrated Assessment 2

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : This course includes integrated assessments that will occur during the senior clerkship. The students will sit two progress tests of which one will be formative and one summative. A progress test is a test that is representative of all the knowledge domain of a curriculum and is sat by classes at different stages of the curriculum. Each test will have the same blueprint which will represent a broad sample of the knowledge base of the curriculum as a whole. The tests will aim to assess knowledge application rather than solely recall. The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) will consist of simulated situations to assess competencies (integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes). They will also complete an integrated OSCE.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • INDS 426 Basic Science, Medicine and Society (6 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : The course will start with a week of core Basic Science Consolidation teaching followed by 3 weeks of Science and Social Studies of Medicine Selective Seminars. This course is a made-at-McGill solution to a societal problem of training all physicians, including those who do not intend to have university-based careers, to have a clear grasp of evidence based medicine, modern biomedical sciences and transitional medicine before the start of residency. As students will have completed their clinical clerkship courses prior to attending this course, this is an excellent opportunity to remind them of basic science principles and concepts and relate these to the clinical setting. In this course, students will also be focus on more complex clinical judgment which is centered on the particular encounter of doctor and patient, medical judgment broadens the context to include other kinds of “particulars” and other individuals – families, cultures, political actors, the law, institutions and their leaders, researchers, and even journalists.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

  • INDS 427 Public Health and Preventive Medicine Clerkship (4 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Interdisciplinary Studies : The public health selective in 4th year of clerkship is an innovative opportunity for students to work with clinician role models who are dedicated to improving the health of vulnerable and marginalized patients and populations. This community-oriented clinical rotation provides hands-on learning opportunities whereby students can choose from a wide variety of clinical practice placement sites that match their future career interests (e.g. methadone clinic, breastfeeding clinic, refugee clinic, etc.). In addition to clinical work, there is a great deal of protected time during the rotation for attending teaching sessions, completing self-directed readings and online short courses, doing an advocacy exercise, working with peers on a small group project and, finally, writing a self-reflection paper based on what students have experienced and learned during the rotation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

Elective Course (0-4 credits)

  • ELEC 300 Elective (4 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Elective : Pre-Clerkship four (4) week rotations.

    Terms: Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Interprofessional Education Activities (IPEAs)

These required non-credit activities address the competencies for interprofessional practice across the health professions such as professional roles, communication, collaboration in patient-centered care, and conflict resolution. Students will be advised at the beginning of each term which activities they should register for.

Educational Goals of the Curriculum

The primary focus of the undergraduate program is to teach and help the students apply core knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of a medical professional. The objectives of the program are organized by CanMeds roles and are available in detail on the Undergraduate Medical Education website www.mcgill.ca/ugme.

The program will emphasize the fundamental sciences and scientific methodology as pillars of medical knowledge. It will promote and provide opportunities for participation in research and other scholarly activities contributing to the development of new knowledge. It will nurture and enhance an understanding of the meaning of, as well as the personal qualities and values essential to the Physician as Healer and Professional. It is the goal of the Faculty of Medicine, M.D.,C.M. program, to train professionals who will apply scientific principles throughout their career and who will be able to meet the most stringent international standards of the medical profession.

The student must understand normal and abnormal biological structure and function; normal and abnormal psychology and behaviour; the biological, social, psychological, cultural, environmental, and economic determinants of health and illness; the ethical, professional, and legal responsibilities in medical practice; and the conceptual framework for interdisciplinarity. The student must acquire the basic clinical skills to assess and manage patients of all ages: these include communicating effectively with patients, families and colleagues; obtaining a comprehensive clinical history; performing a physical examination; performing routine procedures appropriate to the setting; and initiating appropriate investigations and treatment plans (preventive, acute, chronic, intensive, rehabilitative and palliative). The student must solve problems, make decisions, and address ethical dilemmas in the clinical context. The student must demonstrate an ability to collaborate in an interdisciplinary approach to patient/family-centred care, and assume a leadership role when appropriate.

The student must demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning and scholarship, develop the skills to search, retrieve, manage, and appraise biomedical information, and be able to evaluate the design and results of medical research. The student must behave with commitment, integrity, honesty, and compassion.

Upon completion of the medical undergraduate program, the graduate will be able to function responsibly in a supervised clinical setting at the level of an undifferentiated physician. Students must have a valid BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) certificate at the time of admission. Certification in BCLS and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) will be a graduating requirement.

Faculty of Medicine—2015-2016 (last updated Dec. 8, 2015) (disclaimer)
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