Introduction to Clinical Medicine II
MED MS 214
In ICM-2, students learn the parts of the physical examination and hone their interview skills in order to do complete history and physical examinations. Using simulators, models and standardized patients, students learn to identify heart sounds, perform breast, pelvic, and rectal examinations and to interview patients who have been programmed with substance abuse problems. Along the way, there are specialized sessions in diagnostic imaging, cancer screening, and pediatric topics. All students are required to pass the standardized patient physical examination, and all must present four complete patient work-ups in standard oral and written fashion. The course prepares students for the End of Second Year Assessment, a three station clinical OSCE, that takes place in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, as well as for the third year clerkships.