Didactic Experience

During their first year at MEDEX — the didactic year — students spend most of their time in the classroom at the UW Health Sciences Building. The rigorous full-time curriculum builds on their knowledge from prior careers in healthcare. Outside the classroom, students apply these new skills with retirement home volunteers, care for standardized patients, interview complex patients, and gain exposure to various medical procedures through observation experiences with practicing professionals. Here are some stories about experiences both in and outside of the MEDEX classroom.