CLDG 2004 Clinical Diagnosis (3 Credit Hours)
Clinical Diagnosis is a required, year-long course for sophomore medical students. It is designed to enhance history-taking skills while introducing the student to both normal and abnormal exam findings. The course is inter-digitated with the mechanisms of disease course and is, therefore, organ systems-based. This allows the student to approach the patient’s exam with an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, thus reinforcing the principles of basic science at the bedside. In addition to the history and physical exam sessions with the preceptor, the student will be introduced to statistics and evidence-based medicine, clinical reasoning sessions, SP FEX sessions, and SIM Center activities. There are also ward preparation sessions which present and allow for group discussion of ethical issues which the students may face as clinical clerks.