Changing Face of Medicine, The

Full Title: 
The Changing Face of Medicine
Celeste Crowe
Day/Time Taught: 
MW 2:00 - 3:15 pm
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This course will explore team-based and patient-centered approaches to health care.  The course, designed with the pre-health student in mind, will use both academic (Institute on Medicine) and popular culture (Grey’s Anatomy, House) references in discussing the evolving health care system.  Students will participate in both self-reflective and group activities to explore their own health professions interest while also being exposed to the wealth of opportunities that are available in today’s system.

Instructor Bio: 

Ms. Crowe serves as director of the Health Professions Advising Office at Appalachian. The office assists students and alums pursuing graduate health professions programs like medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry.  Given the competitive nature of health professions admissions, she highly recommends that students visit the office as freshmen to learn about how to develop a competitive application.  She likes to use the parallel that becoming a health care provider is like training for a marathon. It requires time, discipline, hard work, and commitment!

Ms. Crowe began teaching as a graduate student at ETSU.  In addition, she has taught various science courses and career development courses at ETSU, Union College, Tusculum College, and Northeast State Technical Community College. Her FYS teaching environment is interactive; providing students opportunities to build on their oral and written communication skills, working in interdisciplinary teams on case studies, and using technology to gain an understanding of today’s rapidly changing health care system. 

Her academic background is in molecular biology, having earned a MS in Biology from East Tennessee State University.   However, through her research experience, she discovered that she preferred interacting with people instead of bacterial cells.  She is currently a graduate student at University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health, where she plans to pursue a MPH or DrPH.  Her public health interest is in health policy areas impacting workforce development and access to care in rural underserved areas.  She currently serves as President of the Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. 

Outside the classroom and office, Ms. Crowe has a variety of other interests.  A lifelong dancer, she continues to take classes in the dance department and a local studio.  She is a 3rd generation Classical Pilates instructor.  She enjoys travel and exploring the trails on Blue Ridge Parkway.  She is a college basketball fanatic, describing March Madness of her “favorite season of the year.”  In addition, she’s a pop culture fan who watches entirely too much TV and has been known to contribute to Kickstarter campaigns to save shows (Friday Night Lights) or make movies (Veronica Mars).

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Rick Klima

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