Early Clinical Experience- Introduction to Doctoring

Fall Semester

Early Clinical Experience- Introduction to Doctoring Part 1 (3 Credit Hours)

The Early Clinical Experience - Introduction to Doctoring (Part 1) is the first of a 2-part course introducing clinical skills, which serves as a bridge between didactic information and the clinical arena. Concepts learned in this course provide the foundation for further development of essential clinical skills during the second semester (Part 2). Early Clinical Experience teaches osteopathic history and physical examination as well as clinical decision making emphasizing primary care medicine, including health promotion and disease management. The course utilizes different educational formats, including the small-group case-study method and the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). The course follows the second-year module schedule and correlates chronologically with the Clinical Systems course.

Spring Semester

Early Clinical Experience- Introduction to Doctoring Part 2 (3 Credit Hours)

The Early Clinical Experience- Introduction to Doctoring Part 2 is the second semester of a 2-part course introducing clinical skills, which will serve as a bridge between didactic information and the clinical arena. The concepts in this course will build upon skills learned in ECE Part 1. Part 2 of the course provides an opportunity for students to practice the essential clinical skills focusing on the osteopathic history and physical examination as well as clinical decision-making. Similar to the first semester, the clinical content will emphasize primary care medicine as it relates to the health maintenance and disease management. The cases presented will correlate with the concepts taught in the Clinical Systems course and the second year module schedule.