Medical School Curriculum

INDE 201-206 Practice of Medicine   

As E4C faculty, Drs. John Kugler and Jeffrey Chi teach MS1 and MS2 students 2 afternoons per week in the art of the medical interview, physical examination, presentation, and clinical reasoning.  Jeffrey Chi is the faculty lead for Practicum in INDE 204-206.  In this course, student are directly observed by faculty for a full afternoon per week as they interview, examine, and present (oral and written) real hospitalized patients who have agreed to volunteer their time.  Poonam Hosamani serves as the quarter lead for Q6 (INDE 206), which is the curriculum that prepares 2nd year medical students for the transition to clerkship.  Drs. John Jeffrey Chi and John Kugler also lead the EHR-based clinical reasoning curriculum in throughout INDE 204-206.  Other hospitalist faculty who have consistently taught in the POM curriculum including Drs. David Svec, Sarita Khemani, Jason Hom, Charles Liao.


MED 201: Internal Medicine: Body as Text

Body as Text refers to the idea that every patient's body tells a powerful story about the patient's socio-medical condition, past and present. This course aims to introduce medical students (primarily MS1 and MS2 students) to the art of the clinical exam and the importance of developing a clinical eye, both of which can be forgotten in today's increasingly high-tech medical fields. The course consists of patient narratives, lectures, and hands-on demonstrations through an interactive lunch seminar series during the fall quarter.  Enrollment is typically limited to 30 students.


MED 300: Internal Medicine Core/MED 314 Sub-Internship Clerkships

As faculty of the General Medicine Hospitalist service, many Hospitalists are heavily involved with teaching medical students as they rotate through their required core internal medicine clerkship at Stanford Hospital and the advanced medicine sub-internship. Hospitalist Dr. John Kugler oversees the curriculum as clerkship director with Dr. Errol Ozdalga for both clerkships, which includes sites at Stanford University Medical Center, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Palo Alto VA, and Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara. Students rotate at 2 of these four sites during their 6 week core rotation, and have the opportunity to return later on for a sub-internship clerkship.


MED 397A: MD Capstone Experience: Preparation for Residency

This simulation intensive course is offered to senior medical students each year in preparation for the transition to internship.  Hospitalists Jeffrey Chi and John Kugler serve as co-directors for this clerkship.  During the course, students review of wide variety of skills essential to working effectively as interns. Curricular topics fall into three larger themes: communication, clinical skills and knowledge. 


E4C and Associate Program                        

The Educators-4-CARE (E4C) Program was established to enhance the development of medical students as skilled and compassionate physicians. E4C provides a formal curriculum aimed to foster the development of some of our core values – Compassion, Advocacy, Responsibility, and Empathy – from the beginning and throughout medical school.  Through a competitive selection process, 17 faculty members from across the medical school make up the E4C group, including hospitalists John Kugler and Jeffrey Chi.  Through this program, the E4C are expected to dedicate 25% effort and are responsible for teaching MS1 and MS2 learners two afternoons per week as part of the INDE 201-206 Practice of Medicine (POM) course, as well as provide longitudinal mentorship and guidance until graduation.  During the clerkship years, the E4C continue to provide guidance for students’ bedside clinical skills and professionalism through semi-monthly Doctoring with CARE sessions as part of the INDE 297 curriculum.  The Associates Program seeks to expand the concept of community and reinforce core values by extending the opportunity to teach to a broader pool of faculty. Associates are provided the opportunity to teach within the learning community structure, receive faculty development sessions related to the program mission and the opportunity to receive mentorship and feedback on teaching.  E4C Associates currently include hospitalists Jason Hom, Charles Liao, Poonam Hosamani