Physiology Boot Camp 2012
August 13 - August 17, 2012
The Physio Boot Camp, is a special opportunity for incoming M-1 students who wish to review or enrich their knowledge of basic physiological concepts. Physiology is one of the most challenging courses that you will take in your first year. Of the biological sciences, physiology is highly quantitative in its approach and has at its foundation close links with biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology and mathematical modeling. Experience shows that students' understanding of physiology can be significantly enhanced by insight into basic physical and biological principles.
The Physio Boot Camp offers a well-defined core of fundamental knowledge that we consider essential to a solid foundation for the M-1 and M-2 years and USMLE Step 1. The boot camp will emphasize those concepts that will prepare you to understand the major human systems, in particular the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems. It will examine issues such as why one should be concerned with the origin of membrane potentials to understand how nerve impulses are generated, how muscles contract, and the origin of the electrocardiogram. While the course does not focus specifically on pathology, fundamental information will be used to solve actual clinical cases.
Dr. Willem Els, Physiology Course Director with over ten years of experience teaching medical physiology to first year medical students, will deliver morning boot camp lectures. Highly skilled teaching assistants, who are successful physiology survivors, will conduct afternoon review sessions.
Schedule and Textbook Information
The Physio Boot Camp runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily. Registered students will be able to access the class, topic, and review schedule two weeks before the start of Physio Boot Camp. You will be notified via email when this information is available.
The required textbook is:
- Medical Physiology (2ndEdition) - W. Boron & E. Boulpaep, Saunders Press
The same textbooks will be required for the M-1 physiology course. You may purchase these textbooks locally at T.I.S. Bookstore located at 706 S. Sixth Street, Champaign or on line from Amazon.com.
- Histology: A Text and Atlas, Ross & Pawlina 6th Edition published by Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins
- Recommended: Color Atlas of Histology, Gartner & Hiatt published by Williams & Wilkins, Latest Edition
- Functional Histology, Wheater, et al., published by Churchill, Latest Edition
- A Textbook of Histology, Bloom & Fawcett, published by Chapman & Hall, Latest Edition
- Physiology: Essential Medical Physiology, Johnson, L., published by Elsevier Academic Press, 3rd Edition or Medical Physiology, Boron and Boulpaep, published by Saunders, 2nd Edition
- Medical Statistics: Principles of Biostatistics, Pagano, Gauvreau, published by Duxbury Press, 2nd Edition
You are responsible for securing housing. Should you need housing for the week of August 13 thru August 17, 2012, early arrival University housing is available at Florida Avenue Residence Hall. Only shared rooms will be available. You must make a reservation by completing the form at the link below.
The rate is yet to be determined, however, once the rate is set, housing will send a confirmation email to you. Please direct all university housing questions to Krystal Grace (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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