Jul 02, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[33 Hours]
The Clinical Skills Integration course is required for all second year medical students. This course continues the teaching and development of clinical skills that began in year one. History taking, physical examination, and clinical reasoning are practiced in clinical settings. Virtual settings (e.g. computer based cases and role-playing) are also used. Motivational interviewing is practiced and applied to a variety of clinical situations (e.g. smoking cessation , exercise , weight loss, substance abuse) using role-play . New skills are taught and practiced to further prepare students for their clinical clerkships. These include the patient write-up, full history and physical, and the critical evaluation of the medical literature (‘journal club’ presentations). Students continue to explore the themes of medical ethics and cultural competency (which are addressed throughout the curriculum). In addition, students will explore themes of quality improvement (QI) and disease prevention in small group exercises and reflective essay assignments. Finally, students are asked to begin exploring their career interests by choosing from a variety of clinical ‘selectives’ during semester 1 or semester 2 of the second year. Small group seminars in motivational interviewing role-plays, Ql discussions, and journal club presentations are directly relevant to disease processes discussed in concurrent systems courses. . Students must complete all required components and demonstrate professionalism throughout the course in order to achieve a passing grade.