UNIV 330: Medical Exploration and Observership
Frequently Asked Questions
What is UNIV 330? Is this a course I should take?
UNIV 330: Medical Exploration and Observership is designed for currently enrolled undergraduate students to gain exposure to the medical setting and develop professional skills, while earning course credit. The purpose is to allow you to explore careers in the health professions through exposure to medical shadowing and the healthcare industry. Students interested in careers in the health professions that desire shadowing exposure should consider registering for this course.
How many credit hours is UNIV 330?
This newly designed course will consist of both lecture components and observership blocks. Students will earn two credit hours with a letter grade.
I'm a freshman, will I be able to register for UNIV 330?
All current undergraduates can register for UNIV 330.
When is UNIV 330?
The lecture component of UNIV 330 is Tuesdays/Thursdays from 10:50-12:05pm. Students will also have a weekly observership time block of 3.5-4 hours assigned at later date. If you have a time conflict with the lecture portion of UNIV 330, you will not be able to register for the course.
When is the last day to add UNIV 003?
This course is not a traditional registration, it requires an additional layer of verification and registration through Houston Methodist Hospital. Therefore, students will not be allowed to add the course after Friday, December 6th to allow for adequate processing time.
How do I register for UNIV 330?
Students should register for UNIV 003 (Pre-Registration for UNIV 330) but this does not guarantee a seat in UNIV 330 (Medical Exploration and Observership).
Based on students' responses and physician availability, students will be matched to take UNIV 330 course. The matching process will occur on a rolling basis from Wednesday, November 20, 2019 through Friday, November 29, 2019. Matched students will be notified via email and provided directions to complete The Houston Methodist Hospital's MERLIN application by Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
If a matched student fails to complete the MERLIN application by the deadline, their match will be revoked and they will be ineligible to register for UNIV 330.
If selected for enrollment in UNIV 330, you will be provided instructions on how to drop UNIV 003 and register for a specific section of UNIV 330 (based on your assigned observership time) via ESTHER before the Spring 2020 Add/Drop Deadline on Friday, January 24, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.
If I took NSCI 399: Medical Professionalism and Observership in the past, can I enroll for UNIV 330?
If a student took a NSCI 399 in a previous semester, they will not be allowed to take UNIV 330.
For all additional questions, you may contact the instructors of UNIV 330 at email@example.com.