Medicine as a Career Choice: Thinking Like a Doctor

I. July 3–July 14, 2023
II. July 17–July 28, 2023
Day & Time:
Monday–Friday, 8:00–11:00 a.m. or 12:00-3:00 p.m. or 5:00–8:00 p.m.
to be announced

Course Description

Becoming a physician—mastering the intricacies of the human body and working to heal when illness occurs—has long been considered a noble pursuit, but it’s not all guts and glory. It takes a particular kind of mind; one that can focus on the smallest details while keeping the big picture in sight. A doctor must see the forest and the trees.

This course is an investigation into how different types of physicians think within their discipline and what it means to be a doctor in today’s society.. The course includes asynchronous work, which students are expected to complete between class sessions.

Potential topics to be discussed include the following:

  • Logic and reasoning
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Human psychology and its influence
  • The crossroads of media, myth, and medicine
  • Ethics
  • Malpractice
  • Medicine's history and future
  • Medical School and Residency

Participants gain a deeper knowledge of the medical world as well as what it takes to think like a doctor—and acquire mental tools that can be utilized in any aspect of life. Please note that the field of medicine is far reaching and each class will vary depending on the instructor and their scope of knowledge and work within this vast field.

Registration Guidance & Call Number(s)

Please note, this course may have multiple classes being offered in a particular session. Students should only register for one class and with one call number.

To view detailed information on a particular offering, click on the call number to be directed to the Directory of Classes catalogue.

Session 1 Classes

  • DOCT0101 (D01) | Call Number: 10485
  • DOCT0101 (D02) | Call Number: 10486

Session 2 Classes

  • DOCT0101 (D03) | Call Number: 10487
  • DOCT0101 (D04) | Call Number: 10488
  • DOCT0101 (D05) | Call Number: 10489

Further guidance on the registration process can be found here.


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Specific course details such as topics, activities, hours, and instructors are subject to change at the discretion of the University. Not all instructors listed for a course teach all sections of that course.