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Foundations of Clinical Medicine Office

Room E306

Mission: The Foundations of Clinical Medicine (FCM) programs seek to develop a broad range of clinical and professional capabilities. FCM develops the necessary skill sets through four separate, but integrated programs:

Goal: To facilitate the transformation from student to doctor, focusing on the doctor/patient relationship, on the roles of physicians in systems and in society, on professionalism and leadership, and on clinical skills.

Assistant Dean and Directors:

Susan Padrino, MD, Assistant Dean for Clinical Sciences
Mimi Singh, MD, Director of FCM and Director of Patient-based Programs
Ellen Luebbers, MD, Director, Physical Diagnosis
Kathy Cole-Kelly, MSW, MS, Director, Communication in Medicine
Ted Parran, MD, & Kathy Cole-Kelly, MSW, MS, Co-Directors, Tuesday Seminars

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