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The UNTHSC Center for Academic Performance
is proud to offer these low-cost summer workshops for incoming medical students. Not only will you have the opportunity to refresh your knowledge in these areas, in the live workshops you will have the opportunity to meet new classmates, gain beneficial new knowledge, and be exposed to the application based curriculum teaching/learning style that has helped TCOM students earn a #1 ranking in the national board exams. The facts and study tips presented will be "high yield" for both systems exams and board exams.
Incoming Health Professions students (PA & DPT program) have the opportunity to enroll in the anatomy workshop which takes a unique inter-professional approach to the curriculum and the lab experience. In addition, PA students have the opportunity to enroll in a physiology prep course.
Registration for Summer 2015 Workshop Series will open in March 2015.
Information about registration will be posted soon.
Anatomy Workshop is open to all incoming DO, PA, & DPT students.
Payment must be submitted online when you register for the workshop.
Summer 2015 Workshops Include:
Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10
Open to all incoming DO, PA, and DPT Students
1 - 5 pm
Details: This workshop is structured to introduce the basic concepts of anatomy, and is designed for incoming students with little or no previous cadaver-based anatomical experiences. Students will participate in discussions with faculty and former anatomy students on the “best approach” to study anatomy, learn anatomical terminology, and experience a sample exam that models the presentation of difficult anatomical concepts. Students will begin to discover the organ systems through the study of skeletal material and previously dissected human organs, and whole cadavers. The workshop will include time in the gross anatomy laboratory studying human cadavers, and will emphasize laboratory safety as well as lab study strategies.
Biochemistry Refresher Workshop
Open to all incoming DO students
8 am - 12 noon
Details: This rapid one-week workshop is a refresher for students prior to medical school. It serves as a review of biochemical pathways and biochemistry concepts. It is intended to complement an elementary foundation for students who feel weak in the area of biochemistry, and to facilitate techniques that may help the study of biochemistry in medical school.
Open to all incoming PA students
8 am – 12 noon
This workshop aims to introduce fundamental principles of physiology for students prior to PA Study Program. It facilitates students to study how our systems are integrated to regulate homeostasis under physiological states. Students are expected to understand basic concepts and terminologies of cardiovascular function, respiratory physiology, renal function, digestive physiology, and skeletal muscle physiology, and neuro-humoral control of functions of those systems.
Open to all incoming DO students
Begins July 6
Details: Want an idea of the first year of medical school? PREP is a professional development model designed to help you plan for a successful medical school experience and a smooth transition into your future role as a physician. The acronym PREP stands for four professional skills that are key to your academic success and future career-
Planning throughout the medical school program to identify and successfully achieve your goals.
- Developing resilience and tenacity to thrive through personal and professional changes.
- Practicing active engagement in acquiring skills necessary to attain your academic and career goals.
- Attaining high standards of professionalism in the classroom and the clinics.
This one-day workshop will cover all the details of the first year including: an overview and study tips for each systems course, a preview of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, etiquette for working in the clinics, basic clinical skills (blood pressure), a timeline of the next four years, and a chance to ask questions to current student doctors. If you really want to get ahead, this is the workshop for you!
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