Working Group on Clinical Skills Education

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Working Group on Clinical Skills Education

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In order to enhance the effectiveness of curricular activities focused upon the clinical skill development of medical students, the Curriculum Committee of the School of Medicine is establishing a Working Group. The purpose of the working group on clinical skills education (WGCSE) is to facilitate the achievement of an integrated four-year developmental clinical skills curriculum in the School of Medicine which ensures that each student meets a defined level of basic clinical performance proficiency prior to graduation. The membership of the Working Group is designed to bring together the leadership of the major curricular activities involved in students' skills education.

With the establishment of the WGCSE, a number of "next step" tasks can be more effectively addressed:

  1. Link clinical skills teaching and assessment activities throughout the four years of the curriculum;
  2. Create a more standardized clinical skill development process that reflects the 12 objectives of undergraduate medical education;
  3. Expand formal clinical skills teaching throughout the clinical years, thereby addressing the learning of a wider variety of basic clinical skills;
  4. Expand opportunities for specific skills assessments and remediation;
  5. Enhance faculty and resident educational development with emphasis upon clinical skills teaching in small groups and in bedside rounding;
  6. Establish a database for tracking and evaluating clinical skills education outcomes.

As with all curricular processes, this is a work in progress. It is likely that the content and priorities of this curricular effort will change as the process of making developmental clinical skills education more explicit continues to unfold.


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Committee members

  • Practice of Medicine I : Seki Balogun and Walter Davis
  • Practice of Medicine II : Brian Wispelway and Darci Lieb
  • Clinical Medicine Committee : Evan Heald
  • Electives & Selectives : Meg Keeley
  • Professionalism : Nancy Payne
  • Simulation : Marcus Martin, Keith Littlewood, Mark Kirk
  • Instructional technology/computer support : Veronica Michaelsen
  • Clinical Skills T&A program (SP program) : Anne Chapin
  • Educational research & evaluation : Elizabeth Bradley
  • Student representation, 4th year : Andy Goodman, Matt Borloz, Ann Falor
  • Basic science faculty representative ; Melanie McCollum
  • Graduate medical education (GME) : Mary Bryant
  • Chair : Gene Corbett