Students enrolled in a medical degree-seeking program typically take different courses related to the medical field such as biochemistry, anatomy, genetics, human behavior and neuroscience. Students may also be required to take courses in embryology, immunology and physiology during the first year of medical school.
Advanced medical courses often focus on clinical assisting and pharmacology, patient care and communication, therapeutic care, laboratory procedures and endocrinology and reproduction. Some medical degree programs require students to take courses in cardiopulmonary procedures, medical insurance and bookkeeping and health sciences.
Individuals interested in entering a career as a medical professional are exposed to hands-on training in CPR, vital signs and blood draws. Students advancing into upper level coursework take courses in medical law and ethics, human development, clinical psychiatry and human systems. Courses such as Community Medicine, Integrated Human Physiology and Scholarship in Medicine are common within physician training programs. Students are also typically required to take courses that provide an introduction to health care policies.
Students advancing into clinical experience take medical courses that relate to their health care specialty, such as surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, neurology or radiology. Clinicals may also include courses that focus on neurology, psychiatry, primary care and patient and doctor relationships.