The entire foundation behind every great clinician is grounded in anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.
Typically, as a clinician, a patient will come in to see you when they are sick. This means something isn't functioning as it should.
But, in order to figure out what's wrong, you must first learn what it looks like when things go right.
In other words, to truly understand the abnormal, you must first be comfortable with the normal.
As soon as you understand how the body works in perfect harmony, you can then shift your focus to the pathophysiology.
This is where you will learn what can go wrong within that particular organ system.
Many students are reluctant to take a course to learn anatomy, physiology, and/or pathophysiology, because they feel it won't be relevant once they start their medical careers.
But, we are teaching these concepts with the clinician in mind.
All the concepts we'll be teaching are interwoven to bring clarity to many concepts your professors may have glossed over.
Often times, a class is restricted by time which makes it difficult to get through everything.
We'll not only have you mastering the sciences, but in a way that's relevant to clinical practice.
In order to further master clinical concepts, we'll also incorporate: Focal Problems
This is where we take a disease (anemia for example) and teach the relevant anatomy, normal physiology, and pathophysiology; we'll even touch on the relevant pharmacology so that you get a complete picture of the entire disease process.
Our goal is to give you the foundation you need so that you can better help your future patients.
They breeze through important concepts and forget to connect the dots for you. It's not on purpose, but they simply think you should already know these things.
In reality, they have forgotten what it's like to be a novice. Because of this, most students leave lecture more confused than when they started.
We understand this, which is why we approach your medical education from a completely different angle.
We'd love for you to join us as we break down complex and daunting topics; we will build the foundation that will help you excel as a clinician.
Even after we finish our trainings, you will continue to have access to all the material for life.
So, this means there is absolutely no rush to get through it all.
We have designed this to be your go to resource for the rest of your career.
Start your training before you begin your program, review important concepts during your didactic and clinical years, and keep things fresh long into practice.
This training is yours for life.
Your instructor for the program is Judy Finney M.D., who graduated from the Michigan State University School of Medicine in the top 5% of her class.
She did her residency in internal medicine with Michigan State University Clinical Center and did a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Ingham Regional Medical Center.
She also taught at Midwestern University School of Medicine.
From 2001 - 2008 she was a clinical professor taking on one student at a time during their 3rd year clinical cardiology rotation to really help them excel.
During that time, she also taught EKGs, Heart Sounds, and Murmurs to everyone in their cardiology rotation.
From 2008-2011 Dr. Finney was assistant professor for the school of Medicine. During this time she re-wrote all objectives for the internal medicine rotation and created a database of questions they could use for testing during the internal medicine rotation.
Lastly, she ran case-based small group sessions, for the 3rd and 4th year students, taught a 10 week EKG elective course, and did 1:1 tutoring to help low performing students pass.
In other words, she knows how take a student from novice to master.
Here's a sample cardiology lecture from the program: