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Physical Diagnosis 1 (4th Yr. Preceptors)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
- Core Clinical Rotations: The Core Clinical Rotations that begin in the spring of the 2nd year are a part of the joint clinical curriculum that is shared by both the University and College Programs.
- Basic Core Clinical Rotations: Beginning in March of their second year, students undertake their core clinical rotations: Basic Core I (Internal Medicine, and Surgery), Basic Core II (Pediatrics, OB/Gyn, and Family Medicine), and Basic Core III (neuroscience and psychiatry).Basic Cores I and II are 16 weeks and Basic Core III is 8 weeks. Each of these clinical rotations is offered at all of the School of Medicine’s hospital affiliates (including University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center).
- Advanced Core Rotations: These consist of 2 separate, required 4-week rotations that can be completed in any order at any of our partner hospitals listed above. The domains for these experiences are 1) Aging and Society and 2) Undifferentiated Care. All rotations in a domain share the same learning objectives, but the specific content varies from site to site depending on clinical and educational strengths.
In all Core Clinical Rotations, students experience both the breadth and depth of health and disease, with opportunities to reinforce, build upon, and transfer knowledge and skills. Clinical learning is integrated across disciplines whenever possible, and the roles of basic science, civic professionalism, scholarship, and population health in clinical care are addressed. Students have patient care responsibilities that are progressive in complexity and increase as their level of clinical skill and knowledge increases. Learning objectives and assessment methods are the same for a given rotation, regardless of the clinical site.