School of Medicine

Clinical Skills 2

This Clinical Skills 2 (CS 02) course contains a single semester-long module of clinical learning: The Clinical Skills 2 course continues to create clinical context for the Foundations of Medicine curriculum, and introduces students to even more 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 Small Group Learning/Interview Skills Training activity which provides students the opportunity to gather patient information by interviewing a Standardized Patient and then working through a clinical case that applies basic science knowledge gained from the lecture curriculum. Students receive valuable feedback about their interviewing skills, learn how to present an oral summary of a patient interview, learn how to organize and document clinical information, and then identify and close knowledge gaps through facilitated self-assessment and research of appropriate resources. Learning through medical simulation also continues in second semester, correlating with and enhancing the Foundations of Medicine curriculum.

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Carribean Medical School