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ORIENTING STUDENTS TO THE CLINICAL SETTING

» *NEW* UWSOM Third Year Clerkship Orientation Guide for Faculty

additional resources

» *NEW* TeachingPhysician.org
The site helps preceptors do their jobs more effectively. It also helps medical schools and residency programs recruit, train, and retain community preceptors and meet accreditation requirements for faculty development.


Physical Exam Learning Modules

access modules and corresponding benchmarks

» Modules and Benchmarks (link)
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Oral Case Presentation

Pearls

  1. Oral case presentations are the fundamental way in which we communicate in medicine. To do this effectively, the content should be organized, clear, succinct, and with sufficient repetition to ensure understanding.
  2. Experts build OCPs by first considering the diagnoses they have in mind, then distilling the narrative in a way that implicitly highlights information relevant to the diagnoses under consideration.
  3. OCPs follow the same organization as a written H&P, and effective transition sentences ensure that listeners remain oriented to each relevant section.
  4. The OCP Assessment is an opportunity to highlight important findings, using repetition to ensure understanding among listeners.

Additional Resources

» Oral Case Presentation Summary (PDF)


Teaching the Physical Exam in SHORT Encounters

Pearls

  1. Set the stage for the patient encounter with the student.
  2. Highlight specific physical examination goals.
  3. Observe the student perform some aspect of the examination and provide coaching as they examine the patient.
  4. Require that the student commit to a description of their findings.
  5. Teach based on the patient’s physical examination findings.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

» Teaching the Physical Exam in “SHORT” Encounters (PDF)


Clerkship Orientation Guide

*NEW*
» UWSOM's Third Year Clerkship Orientation Guide for Faculty (PDF)
For a Word (.doc) version that you can tailor for your department needs, please email us at clime@uw.edu


TeachingPhysician.org

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UW Medicine Faculty have access to TeachingPhysician.org. Send an email at clime@uw.edu to receive login information.
Co-sponsored by UW Department of Family Medicine.

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TeachingPhysician.org connects medical schools and community preceptors. It delivers videos, tips, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to in-depth information on topics such as:

  • Preparing a practice team for a learner
  • Orienting a learner 
  • Precepting principles 
  • Teaching strategies
  • What to teach
  • Giving feedback
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • EHRs and health informatics 
  • Learners in difficulty

The site helps preceptors do their jobs more effectively. It also helps medical schools and residency programs recruit, train, and retain community preceptors and meet accreditation requirements for faculty development.