Jun 06, 2023  
Catalog/Bulletin 2021-2022 
Catalog/Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[24 Hours]
The Clerkship Preparation course provides instruction on clinical skills that students will need to utilize in their third year clerkships, including history taking, physical examination skills, medical record documentation, and professionalism. Topics that will be covered include proper use of medical interpreters, clerkship roles and responsibilities, and clinical reasoning processes. In addition, students will receive instruction on common radiologic tests and common ophthalmologic problems that they will likely encounter during their clerkships. Students will be required to gather historical data and write a daily progress note for a simulated patient scenario. Students will be required to engage in independent study work through a case and produce written documentation that includes the history, a problem list, and a differential diagnosis. Students will practice physical examination skills and receive an introduction to surgical skills and commonly used invasive equipment. Students will receive training on the electronic medical record that they will utilize during their clerkships. Students will be expected to maintain integrity and professional responsibly in attending course sessions and completing assignments.