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Clinical Skills Elective Description

Months offered: 12 months

Location: UMMHC – University Campus including Albert Sherman Center – iCELS.

This elective is designed to help students improve in any area of “competency” in which they feel they would like to improve. The following are some of the areas we have worked on in the past.

  • Study strategies
  • Organizational skills
  • Life-long learning skills (including study strategies, using evidence based medicine sources, experiential learning strategies)
  • Clinical problem solving
  • Communication skills with patients, team members, or colleagues
  • Oral presentation skills
  • Write-ups
  • Physical exam skills
  • Issues of professionalism

The elective is based upon the individual needs of the student. It is a one month “C” elective where the student works one on one with faculty. There are usually 4-6 “sessions” per week. In between sessions the student is expected to do homework or independent study. The setting is tailored to the needs of the student and may occur in the hospital, ED, outpatient setting, simulation lab, or in a “classroom”. It is graded on a Credit/No credit basis.  

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