Patient Care

Patient Care

This competency is weighted ~30% of your overall clerkship evaluation.

This is the bread and butter of why we are here and of what you will do everyday on the clerkship. When you are a resident, this competency will be evaluated globally. However, the clerkship directors believe that we can give you more constructive feedback if we break this competency down into the components of history taking, physical examination, clinical reasoning, and medical decision making.

The following are ways to demonstrate competency in Patient Care:

1. Medical write-ups (minimum 16 required but only 4 best included for summative evaluation at the end of the clerkship)

2. Observed physical examinations

3. Mini-CEX