To gauge your interest in and commitment to a medical career, you should interact with people in hospitals and clinics.
The Medical Humanities Program offers two courses in clinical/hospital experiences (MHU 380 Issues in Medicine, and MHU 390 Health Care Ethics). You will observe multiple medical specialties in Charlotte area hospitals and clinics and participate in classroom discussions related to your observations in the field. Invited speakers from various medical fields supplement the course with lectures. One course credit is given for each study.
The Physician Mentor Program allows you to interact with physicians, patients, and other health care professionals. You have the opportunity to shadow and work with physicians in a clinical or hospital setting. At the same time, you can turn to physicians for advice on medical schools, classes, applications, and internships.
Shadowing experiences give you perspective on the benefits and drawbacks to modern medicine today. If you are interested in the program, please contact Program Assistant Frances Alexander at 704-894-2482.