Medical Student Education

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This page is maintained by the Office of Medical Education. You may contact the OME by email ( or phone (504) 988-6600.



Course Overview

The Foundations in Medicine course provides the grounding in the physician-patient relationship that is central to all of medical practice. It includes medical interviewing, medical ethics, community preceptorships, service learning, preventive medicine, human behavior and the healthcare system as well as other topics and issues important for contemporary medicine. The course uses large and small group discussions and extensive field experiences emphasizing patient and community contact. It meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon throughout the first year.

Course Goals and Objectives

  • Develop an appreciation for the complexity of the physician-patient relationship
  • Develop your personal beliefs about what kind of physician you will become
  • Experience medicine through the eyes of the local community
  • Learn basic concepts of physical examination and interviewing
  • Learn basic principals of medical ethics

Syllabus (New Syllabus coming shortly)

Contact Information

Course Director: Catherine Jones, MD
Course Coordinator: Evan La Roche
Office: 1430 Tulane Ave, Rm 1730
Office Phone: 504-988-6640
Fax: 504-988-8682

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112