Reintroduction to Clinical Medicine (RCM): ME725M.J
2024 Dates: January 10, 2024-March 1, 2024


Course Description
This eight week course is designed to help students refresh clinical skills after a hiatus. This course is mandatory for returning MD-PhD students and may also be useful for MD students who are beginning their transition back to full-time clinical clerkships following a protracted period of non-clinical pursuits.  This course is not intended for students who have taken off for a year or less.

Course Location: TMEC

There are three aspects to this course:
1. Didactic and discussion seminars, with each day 8am-5pm EST:
Module 1: Jan. 10th & 11th, 2024
A re-introduction to core clinical topics and tools in medicine.
Module 2: Feb 28th & 29th, 2024
Case-based approaches to common clinical problems.
2. Rounding with a Medical Service Team at BWH or MGH:
Students will participate in Attending Rounds with a specific Medical Service Team at BWH or MGH three times during the course. This experience will expose the student to inpatient clinical management.  
3. Presenting a patient to a preceptor:
Seven times during the course, students will be assigned a patient from that service to "work-up.”  Each student will then meet with his/her clinical preceptor to present and discuss the patient they have evaluated.


Based on active participation in all 3 portions of the course.

Course Directors and Primary Contacts

Sahar Nissim

Sahar Nissim, M.D., Ph.D., Course Co-Director

Lindsay Fourman

Lindsay Fourman, M.D., Course Co-Director

Sign Up Instructions

  1. Please e-mail the MD-PhD Program office at if you are interested in taking this course.
  2. Please notify the HMS registrar to receive 1 credit for the course.