GAP YEAR FELLOWSHIP


Syllabus Overview

Fellows get together each week with Dr. Dorsey for a discussion series covering readings and topics related to their experiences at Horseshoe Farm. The readings and discussions are organized into the following Modules:

MODULE I: THE OLD AND THE NEW – AN INTRODUCTION TO CITIZENSHIP, ENGAGEMENT, AND COMMUNITY
People.
Working with and in, and understanding a community.
Citizenship and the citizen service leader.
Duty, sacrifice, and freedom.
Rural vs. urban.
Of a place and of the South.

MODULE II: THE BIOLOGICAL, THE PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND THE SOCIAL IN COMMUNITY HEALTH
Introduction to community health and community mental health systems.
From Freud to the neurosciences.
Mood and psychotic disorders.
Patients, personalities, and the doctor-patient relationship.
Drugs, alcohol, and behavioral change.

MODULE III: THE TOOLS OF GRASSROOTS CHANGE
Step-by-step development of a non-profit organization.
Leadership.
Management.
Entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.

MODULE IV: THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM – FORCES, PROCESSES, STRUCTURES, AND CONSTRAINTS.
The structure and financing of the healthcare system.
Health care economics.
Health care law and ethics.
The constituents.
Technology.
Academic medicine and medical education.
Markets, government, regulation, and policy.
Professionalism.

MODULE V: WHAT IS MEDICINE?
Medicine through time.
What is valuable?
What is quality?
Medicine and community.

MODULE VI: IDEALISM – THE SELF AND SOCIETY
All the King’s Men