In this course students shadow physicians in the Charles F. Knight Emergency and Trauma Center of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the main teaching hospital of the Washington University School of Medicine.

MedPrep II – The Shadowing Experience (fall and spring)1.0 Unit
Gregory Polites, M.D.

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine 
 MedPrep II (Bio 2654) offers students a real world, behind-the-scenes experience of a life in medicine. For four hours every other week, students shadow physicians in the Charles F. Knight Emergency and Trauma Center of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the main teaching hospital of the Washington University School of Medicine. In addition to the shadowing, there is a required lecture every Wednesday from 5:00-6:00 pm. The first session on 9/1/21 is a special mandatory 2-hour orientation session from 5:00-7:00 pm. Attendance at both hours is mandatory and excused absences will not be given for any reason, including illness or emergency. There is no outside course work and no exams. A $25 course fee as well as HIPAA training and TB testing are required. At this time, students should hold on TB testing. Further information will be provided on the MedPrep website and by email as it become available. For more information and to register for this course, please see the MedPrep website at medprep.wustl.edu. Registration is done through the website, NOT through WebSTAC. Successful completion of Bio 2651, and sophomore standing or above are required to take Bio 2654.

This is an experiential course for prehealth students. It is optional does not replace requirements for the Biology major or for prehealth careers. See the Handbook for Biology Majors for details of Biology major requirements.

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