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The department of medicine has educational responsibilities to students in their M2, M3 and M4 years at the College of Medicine at Rockford.

The M2 year includes courses such as Clinical Medicine Skills I and II and the Pathophysiology of Clinical Medicine. Clinical Medical Skills provides an introduction to patient interviewing and physical examination, which is designed to teach students the necessary skills to communicate with and assess patients. It will provide them with the opportunity to develop the important physician skills that will enable them to interact with their future patients.

Pathophysiology of Clinical Medicine is an introductory course that emphasizes the concepts of disease in an organ system approach designed to prepare students for clinical rotations and complement basic science studies. The course includes Introduction to Community Medicine, in which small groups of students investigate a community healthcare problem and prepare a formal presentation for a day-long community seminar.

For more information contact:
Interim Chair, Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties

John Dorsey, MD
tel. 815.971.2253