Becoming a Master Physician
MEDS 3040 | 3 credit hours
Spring Semester | Syllabus (PDF)
TR 2:00 – 3:20 PM (lectures and discussion sessions; see syllabus for specific times)
Philip Diller, MD PhD | firstname.lastname@example.org | 513-558-1424
Becoming a Master Physician integrates the art and science of medicine. Topics covered include:
- The nature of medicine: What is the value, if any, for a student of medicine to study the history of medicine?
- What are the conceptual models for the art/map of medicine?
- The physician in five stages
- What are the fundamentals of doctoring?
- How do you decide on a career path in academia or in the community?
- What social responsibility does a physician have to the community?
- The patient as a person: Spiritual and social dimensions and the person as patient role
- The physician–patient relationship: The metaphor of the bridge (9)
- The physician–patient relationship: Structure and function—how does a physician create effective relationships with patients?
- The medical ethic: Oaths, duties and principles—"The Physician's Stone"
- Works of care: Defined and introduction to the works of care palette
- Outcomes of care: The physician's masterpiece and a taxonomy of outcomes—how good outcomes are created, and what are the determinants of the outcomes of care?