Introduction to Clinical Medicine II
MED MS 214
In this course students learn the components of the physical examination and hone their interview skills in order to do targeted and complete history and physical examinations. Using simulators, models, and standardized patients, students learn to identify heart sounds, perform breast, pelvic, male genital, and rectal examinations, and interview patients who have been programmed with substance use problems. Along the way they have specialized sessions in diagnostic imaging, cancer screening, the brief negotiated interview, and pediatric topics. All students are required to pass the standardized patient physical examination and substance use interview standardized patient exercises. All must present four complete patient work-ups in standard oral and written format. The course prepares students for the End of Second Year Assessment, a three station clinical OSCE, as well as for the third year clerkships.