PD 1000: Exploring Health Professions an undergraduate course that provides students with a wider and deeper understanding of a variety of health professions. The course content also focuses on professional development, ethical behaviors, cross-cultural understanding, and preparing a competitive application to health professions programs. Students earn HIPAA certification and undertake bloodborne pathogen training during the course.
The course has a Social and Ethical (SE) BoK code designation and is the required gateway course for the Medical Sciences major out of the UC College of Medicine.
After successful completion of the course, students are prepared to responsibly engage in shadowing, volunteering, interning, or paid work in a healthcare setting. They register for our INT 3041 reflection course to earn college credit for this real world experience. ELCE will help to “place” these students to gain experiential learning. The advantage of this pre-professional experiential learning track is that UC students have time and earn credit for the things they need to do to build a competitive application to a professional school program.