To consistently deliver high quality patient care over time by initiating and maintaining life-long learning. To use information resources effectively to supplement medical knowledge with evidence-based data in real time to provide high quality patient care.
- To understand the different resources and levels of medical literature and to be able to critically appraise there resources.
- To understand and perform literature searches.
- To understand the concepts of and be able to construct a focused clinical question.
- To gain greater experience and knowledge in the concepts and utilization of biostatics including: sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, absolute risk reduction, relative risk reduction, number needed to treat and likelihood/odds ratios.
- To demonstrate the ability to acquire the medical knowledge required to management adult patients at the standard of care.
- To understand the importance of reading critically about issues pertaining to the patients problem.
- To be able to critically appraise ones own level of knowledge on a particular problem or clinical question.
- To be able to critically appraise information gained for consultants or colleagues.
The students will receive direct mentorship by the clerkship director and their attending and resident physicians in obtaining, critically reviewing and implementing medical knowledge and skills.
The students will receive didactic instruction on formulation an evidence-based clinical question and obtaining and reviewing evidence-based literature during student ambulatory report.
Self Evaluation and Feedback
To seek continuous improvement in patient care and professional development through critical self-assessment and reflection. To continuously seek and welcome feedback on ones performance.
- To familiarize the student to the importance and process of self-evaluation in regards to history and physical examination and case presentation skills, communication and relationships with patients and colleagues, coordination of care and teamwork, basic procedures, professionalism, bioethics and end-of-life care, self-directed learning, interpretation of clinical information, diagnostic decision making, therapeutic decision making, geriatric care, prevention and nutrition.
- To familiarize the student to the importance and process of seeking and receiving feedback in regards to history and physical examination and case presentation skills, communication and relationships with patients and colleagues, coordination of care and teamwork, basic procedures, professionalism, bioethics and end-of-life care, self-directed learning, interpretation of clinical information, diagnostic decision making, therapeutic decision making, geriatric care, prevention and nutrition.
- The student will receive didactic instruction at the beginning of the clerkship and at mid-clerkship from the clerkship director.
- The student will complete a self-evaluation and reflection sheet at mid-clerkship to discuss with the clerkship director at their mid-clerkship meeting.
- Throughout the clerkship the student will be encouraged to actively self-evaluate and reflect on their performance, attitudes and behaviors and self-directed learning.
- The student will receive feedback and is encouraged to actively seek this feedback from their attendings, residents and interns formally and informally.
- The students will receive feedback formally from the clerkship director at mid-clerkship and again at the end of the clerkship when discussing their grade.
Comprising 25% of the final grade, students will be evaluated by their attendings, residents and interns. In order to pass a student must have >3.0 in all individual competencies and individual mean scores must be <2.5 SD below the group mean in at least eight of the ten competencies.
EValue is an online evaluation site where students will be able to view their evaluations and be able to evaluate attendings, residents and interns. You will only be able to view your evaluations once three have been uploaded. Also, attendings, residents and interns will only be able to view your evaluations of them after six months, and the evaluations remain anonymous.
In order to view your evaluations, you must log into E*Value.