PNB 3278 “Patient and Healer” Registration

The Patient and Healer course (PNB 3278) is described as being an “introductory grounding and experience for students interested in the healing professions in how patients and families experience illness, and what it’s like to be a professional health provider.”

This is a two-credit course taught by Dr. Keat Sanford, one of the pre-medical advisors in our office (to learn more about Dr. Sanford, read his advisor profile here). The course is offered each semester; any student interested in enrolling in the class needs to receive a permission number from our office.

To receive a permission number from our office, interested students need to fill out the permission number request form that is posted to this page.

The form will be opened for registration for the Spring 2022 semester one week before course registration begins, on October 18th. The form is located at this link:

All requests are reviewed in order of date/time received—students are notified via email if they are given a permission number.


Note: We do NOT maintain a waitlist guaranteeing a seat for the course in any semester due to the volume of requests received by our office. Applicants to the course must submit a new appeal for consideration prior to each new semester if previously unsuccessful in obtaining a permission number.