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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

13:00-15:00 | Small Group: Beyond DCS1 Oral Presentation—Differential Diagnosis of a Cough
15:00-17:00 | Specialist Session: Cardiology—A deeper look into cardiac conditions and the disparities in outcomes across race and ethnicity

Sample Session 2

13:00-14:00 | Specialist Session: Rheumatology—Challenging Case
14:00-17:00 | Integrated Small Group & Hospital Session: Challenging Interviews & Rheumatology Interviewing