Erin Ash

MS, Sarah Lawrence College. Human Genetics, Introduction to Clinical Medicine. SLC, 2005—

Course Information

Current graduate courses

Introduction to Clinical Medicine - Graduate


This course reviews the basic clinical skills required to facilitate the transition between basic medical sciences and the study of specific genetic disease entities. Emphasis will be on understanding the symptoms and physical signs needed to construct and decipher the medical history, physical examinations, written case summary, and oral presentation. Specific genetic counseling cases, as well as general principles, will be discussed in a workshop format.


Previous courses

Interview and Counseling Based Models


The interview is a fundamental component in the genetic counseling process. This course provides an overview of concepts and skill in this area of practical learning. Through engaging in activities and practice opportunities the student will test their knowledge, learn skills, and refine techniques for interviewing patients. In clinical work, we use an interview to begin to see our patients, to learn about them as individuals, and to let them see us, to learn about us as helping professionals.