This course allows students to experience hands-on patient care across the five ambulatory family medicine clinics. In the clinics, students see a wide range of medical as well as psychosocial issues including management of chronic diseases in the community. Along with this students present case-based discussions and actively participate in online portfolios to promote reflective learning. These equip the students to attain higher order clinical reasoning. This Clerkship builds student's knowledge on fundamentals of family medicine principles and common clinical conditions. The teaching methodology is adapted to accommodate experiential learning by direct patient care. The curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of the students as well as the region and culture. Students are assessed using in a 360 degree fashion using various methods including clinical evaluation, written examination and the US National Board of Medical Examiners online testing. Completing this Clerkship successfully enables medical students to transition to the next level as interns. Although the Clerkship is intensive, nevertheless the student feedback consistently indicates that they enjoy the rotation and surpass their learning goals.
This course aims to help senior pharmacists communicate and practice more confidently and competently as members of the health care team, whether in the in-patient or out-patient settings. It aims to provide the pharmacists with insight into what doctors do when interviewing patients, help them know how to utilize medical documentation maximally, and contribute ethically and significantly towards patient care. This course builds on the current experience of pharmacists working in various clinical settings. Each lecturer will highlight the objectives of the session, and will enhance the discussions by using cases as examples. This course does not assume any prior clinical skills abilities from its attendees. We assume that the attendees have a solid basic knowledge in pharmacology, and we will encourage them to utilize this knowledge when assessing the impact of drugs on the human body in healthy and ill people alike.
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