The new program will educate genetic counselors, professionals in high demand yet short supply, to help patients understand and manage their genetic health in the era of precision medicine.
Members of the P&S Class of 2020 participated in the Steven Z. Miller Student Clinician's Ceremony, marking the start of their patient-centered training in hospital and ambulatory settings.
The Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics, chaired by Rita Charon, MD, PhD, is the newest department in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Medical education at P&S has passed through multiple eras of change during the school's 250 years, and a new era has begun with a scholarship campaign.
The students, who are also members of the P&S Musicians' Guild, created a program that combines their passion for music with patient care.
Milestones included a cake competition to kick off the anniversary year, a historic Match Day, the first Velocity ride to end cancer, a generous gift, and a new name for the medical school.