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A Day in the Life of a PURCH Student

As a first or second year medical student at the Baystate campus during Doctoring and Clinical Skills-PURCH, your day might look like one of these sample sessions.


PURCH Student Intervewing InmateSample Session 1

09:00-11:30 | Gathering social & family history at Hampden County Correctional Facility or Friends of the Homeless (photo on right)
12:00-13:00 | Lunch & reflection
13:00-15:00 | Physical Diagnosis – abdominal exam
15:00-17:00 | Geriatrics interviewing

Sample Session 2

09:00-11:30 | Longitudinal Preceptor Program
12:00-13:00 | Lunch & reflection
13:00-15:00 | Workshop on heritability versus environmental factors on diabetes
15:00-17:00 | Interactive lecture and small group activity on understanding patient care in a diverse society


Sample Session 1

13:00-14:30 | Advanced Physical Examination: Abdominal Exam
14:30-17:00 | Hospital Session: Patient Interviews and HEENT Examination

Sample Session 2

13:00-14:30 | DCS2 Small Group: Working with Medical Interpreters
14:30-17:00 | Hospital Session: Patient Interviews and Neurology Examination