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Longitudinal Clerkship: Year One

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The Longitudinal Clerkship (LC) places students in “home clinic” for a 12-month period beginning in January of Year One and extending through December of Year Two. For one four-hour session each week, students travel to their assigned clinic and practice their clinical skills in supervised settings under the direct guidance of supervising physicians. The LC also allows students to experience firsthand many of the professional, behavioral and organizational issues that have an impact on the practice of medicine. This clerkship provides students with a case-based context for issues covered in the Horizontal Strands of the Genes to Society curriculum. Finally, students have the opportunity to develop a close relationship with a practicing physician and an ongoing, longitudinal relationship with a group of patients they see periodically during the clerkship.

Clerkship Goals

During the clerkship, students will:

  • Learn about the clinical practice of medicine by working with a preceptor and patients in clinical practice.
  • Learn about clinical illness in concert with organ systems being reviewed in classroom work when possible.
  • Learn about how illness may be affected by social, behavioral and systems issues (Horizontal Strands learning objectives).
  • Practice and refine clinical skills.
  • Practice self-directed learning, using the following skills:
    • Develop and follow a learning contract,
    • Read to prepare for clinic sessions and small-group activities,
    • Maintain a learning portfolio (patient tracker, case write-ups and reflections on learning experiences), and
    • Anticipate schedule issues and arranging Passport activities as needed.
  • Follow a patient with illness over time.

Course Directors

Maura McGuire, M.D.

Maura McGuire, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Rosalyn Stewart, M.D.

Rosalyn Stewart, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine

Time Commitment and Course Length

The course meets three hours (one afternoon) per week from January of Year One through December of Year Two. Small-group sessions and simulated patient sessions occur on campus once a month in lieu of clinic sessions that week.

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Genes to Society
Dermatology
Immunology
Micro-ID
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Global Health
Genes to Society
Hematology/
Oncology

Break

Genes to Society
NSS
Genes to Society
BMB
Genes to Society
NSS
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Pain Care
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GTS

Nervous System & Special Senses
Longitudinal Clerkship
Scholarly Concentrations

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