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Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Glendale, AZ Campus

Department of Integrated Medicine

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Department of Integrated Medicine consists of Emergency Medicine, Human Behavior and Psychiatry, and Radiology. The department is involved in medical student training throughout the four years of medical school. That involvement begins with teaching in the human behavior and psychiatry course and continues with the comprehensive history and physical in Introduction to Clinical Medicine I (ICM) in the first year. Engagement continues through the other five ICM courses, facilitating student to develop skills in differential diagnosis, SOAP note and prescription writing, evidence-based medicine & biostatistics. Integration of osteopathic principles occurs in each of the courses offered during the four-year curriculum.

The second-year curriculum includes a course in psychopharmacology as well as an introduction to radiology. Faculty members are involved in the first, second and third year curriculum as facilitators in the clinical exam workshops as well as differential diagnosis workshops. The Integrated medicine faculty regularly observe, debrief and grade OSCE experiences. Prior to rotations, all students participate in an introduction to clerkship workshop led by the department. During third year clinical rotations, the Integrated Medicine Department manages the core clinical clerkship in psychiatry and faculty provide periodic small group lectures. Students are also provided an opportunity to experience emergency medicine in their third-year rural rotation. The department is responsible to oversee the fourth year core rotation in Emergency Medicine as well as elective rotations including, but not limited to, toxicology, international emergency medicine, toxicology, emergency medicine services, and ultrasound.    The department maintains an open-door policy and is integrally involved in advising and mentoring students regarding residency and career choices. Department faculty serve as advisors for emergency medicine, psychiatry, radiology, and toxicology clubs. The research interests of the faculty include adult and childhood obesity, E-health, health policy, grief support, and education research.  Faculty members within the department serve in numerous local, state, and national leadership positions, serve as item test writers and reviewers, and participate in numerous academic committees within the college.