M80 849

Course Master(s)
L. Michael Brunt, M.D.
Thomas De Fer, M.D.

Course Description

Instructor(s): L. Michael Brunt, M.D., 454-7194; Thomas De Fer, M.D., 362-8050
By the end of this four-week course, students should be able to demonstrate improved cognitive and clinical skills needed to enter the internship year of graduate medical training. The target group for this course is primarily students entering clinical residency training positions. As outlined in the course objectives, topics to be covered include acute clinical problems commonly faced on the inpatient service or emergency room, review of key diagnostic testing, basic procedural skills and patient and family communications regarding informed consent and end-of-life issues. Course work will be divided between self-study, didactic and small group discussions and "hands-on" skills practice and simulation. Parts of the course will be tailored to individuals entering internal medicine, pediatrics and surgical disciplines. Students will be assessed by performance on simulation exercises and a written exam.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course:

Alternative clinical skills sessions will be offered on an ad hoc basis for students as have been done in the past. These will be available in March and April depending on demand and faculty availability. These will not be “for credit.”