School of Medicine

Clinical Skills 3

This Clinical Skills 3 (CS 03) course contains a single semester-long module of clinical learning: The Clinical Skills 3 course continues to create clinical context for the Foundations of Medicine curriculum, and now requires students to integrate their newly acquired interviewing and physical examination skills in realistic encounters with Standardized Patients in the Standardized Patient (SP) Program. SPs are interviewed and examined by students in small group sessions with direct observation and feedback by MD faculty. Differential diagnosis development and clinical reasoning are modeled and facilitated. ACGME competency awareness and skills continue to be emphasized. A community clinic visit allows students to interview and examine an actual patient, perform an oral presentation and produce written documentation of the encounter. Students assess knowledge gaps through facilitated self-assessment and self-reflection during these activities and self-directed learning is promoted. Learning through medical simulation continues. Small group high fidelity simulation sessions continue to correlate with the basic science knowledge presented in organ systems-based modules of the lecture curriculum.

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Carribean Medical School