School of Medicine

Clinical Skills I

This Clinical Skills I course contains a single semester-long module of clinical learning: The Clinical Skills I course creates clinical context for the Foundations of Medicine curriculum, and introduces students to a variety of clinical skills training in laboratory and small group format in preparation for preclinical simulated- and real-patient encounters. Themes emphasized are physical examination skills, patient interviewing skills and ACGME competency awareness and skills. An integral component of the program is the Case-based Cognitive Skills activity which provides clinical context to a cumulative review of lecture content in small group format. Students assess knowledge gaps through facilitated self-assessment and self-reflection during these activities. Learning through medical simulation is also initiated in the first semester to continue throughout the five semesters of Foundations of Medicine. Small group simulation sessions are designed to encourage student integration of basic science knowledge presented in organ systems-based modules of semester 1.




Carribean Medical School