NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

590 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine—M.D. Program MDF 8009—Year 4 Planning The fourth year of medical school is a time that offers greater scheduling flexibility, which provides the perfect opportunity for exploration of electives relating to students’ specialty choices, as well as other areas they are not likely to encounter once they graduate. This is also a time to prepare for the next big step in their professional development: residency training. This one-week course aims to provide students with the tools needed to make the best and most-informed decisions in preparing their fourth-year schedule. It also serves as a selfreflection “check-point” before taking the final step in their undergraduate medical education. MDC 6050—Practice of Medicine I The goal of the Practice of Medicine courses is to provide students with foundational clinical skills and professional behaviors to be successful in the clinical clerkships. The courses are designed as a developmental sequence. This course begins with an introduction to the essentials of the doctor-patient relationship, followed by a series of sessions in which students will learn each aspect of the basic history and physical exam using a hypothesis-driven approach, requiring them to learn not only the how, but also the why for each new skill. The final month focuses on integrating the components into a logical whole and writing the clinical note. At the end of this course, students will pass an objective, structured clinical examination covering the basic history and physical examination and writing a clinical note. MDC 6051—Practice of Medicine II This course builds on the basic clinical skills from Practice of Medicine I (establishing a doctor-patient relationship, hypothesis-driven history taking, basic principles of the physical examination, and introduction to writing clinical notes) by allowing students to focus on: 1) both the basic physical examination and advanced/specialized physical examinations; 2) integration of clinical reasoning; and 3) discussion of thread-related topics, such as ethics, leadership, research, and biomedical informatics as they pertain to the case. At the end of this course, students will pass an objective, structured, clinical examination covering a focused and complete history and a physical examination as well as writing a clinical note. MDC 6052—Practice of Medicine III The goal of the Practice of Medicine courses is to provide students with foundational clinical skills and professional behaviors to be successful in the clinical clerkships. The courses are designed as a developmental sequence. This course builds on the more advanced clinical skills and experiences with patients from Practice of Medicine II by 1) further sessions on advanced clinical skills including the history and physical examination with pediatric patients; 2) continuing a weekly, half-day experience with patients in the office of a primary care preceptor, with emphasis on differential diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient counseling; and 3) additional smallgroup case discussions focused on threads such as ethics, leadership, research, and biomedical informatics. By the end of this course, students will pass a USMLE Step 2 CS format objective, structured clinical examination. MDC 7000—Clinical Skills and Reasoning This course is an intensive, second-year clinical course designed to further develop skills in problem-solving and ethical decision making, both at a patient and a systems level. This course will help to develop clinical and critical thinking strategies that can be applied to patient care across multiple settings. Upon completion of the course, competent students will be able to demonstrate an efficient system of clinical judgement that can be effectively shared with all members of the health care team, appropriately incorporate evidence-based strategies into making clinical decisions, and discuss ethical strategies to the provision of health care across populations. MDC 7001—Diagnostic Medicine Clerkship This intensive, second-year clinical course is designed to prepare students for understanding and interpreting patientrelated data. It will help further awareness and comprehension in the fields of radiology, medical laboratory, and medical diagnostic procedures. Upon completion of the course, competent students will be able to compare and contrast diagnostic data on a patient level, demonstrate skills in understanding patient safety and infection control, and be able to discuss the appropriate allocation of scarce health care resources. MDCI 7002—Internal Medicine Clerkship (2 months) Students develop a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and care of the adult medical patient, focusing on improving their ability to obtain, record, analyze, and communicate clinical information. This includes both inpatient experience as a member of a resident team and outpatient clinics. Each student gains an awareness of the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes that internists strive to acquire and maintain throughout their professional lives. Students have supervised responsibility for patient care, learning to integrate clinical knowledge with practical experience. Assessments include the NBME Medicine Subject Examination, as well as other assessments of knowledge and skills. Prerequisite: Pass all foundational science blocks and courses, pass Step 1, pass Clinical Skills and Reasoning, pass Diagnostic Medicine clerkship. MDCG 7003—Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship (1 month) This clerkship consists of an inpatient labor and delivery experience, an inpatient gynecologic surgery experience, and a subspecialty experience (reproductive endocrinologist, maternal-fetal specialist, uro-gynecologist, or gynecologic oncologist). It provides opportunity for students to observe

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