Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to shadow a physician at Houston Methodist hospital, a seminar series to enhance their knowledge of medical professionalism, and an intense writing experience aimed at reflecting on the Entrustable Professional Activities as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The mandatory weekly seminar will be held on Mondays from 5-6pm. To register for LEAD 399 in Fall 2015, you must add LEAD 009 to your schedule. Prior to the beginning of the semester, when physician assignments are disseminated, you will be required to register for LEAD 399 and drop LEAD 009 from your schedule if you have matched to a shadowing time. This should be done through ESTHER. NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR LEAD 009 DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT IN LEAD 399. We will attempt to accommodate as many students as possible. HOWEVER, in order to matriculate into and register for LEAD 399, a student must: 1) Register for LEAD 009. 2) Complete all parts of the LEAD 399 Course Application due Wednesday, April 15 at noon. URL to course application: https://docs.google.com/a/rice.edu/forms/d/1lmxDvVfDpmAwiFnRNgMQJ4-Vg4A-UvBduWLxEp-BO3s/viewform 3) Be matched to a physician through the process defined in the LEAD 399 Course Application. 4) At the beginning of the fall semester, drop LEAD 009 and register for a specific section of LEAD 399 based on their given shadowing time via ESTHER. 5) Complete ALL PARTS of the Methodist training via the MERLIN system due Friday, August 14, 2015 at noon. Information on documentation and how to complete the MERLIN training will be forthcoming. Registrants of LEAD 009 that successfully complete the course application by April 15 will be contacted with their physician assignment by April 22. If a student matches to a physician but fails to complete the MERLIN training by August 14, then his/her match will be revoked. If a student does not match to a physician assignment by April 22, then the student will either be asked for more potential timings that they could shadow or will be contacted and placed on a waiting list maintained in the department (not visible on ESTHER) as more shadowing spots may be created during the summer. Repeatable for Credit.