Education

Transition to Residency Phase

This curriculum phase of study is defined as the final 14-months of clinical curriculum, including core sub internship, electives, surgical subspecialty, emergency medicine/critical care courses, back-to-basics science, and transition to residency bootcamp selectives.

  • Emergency Medicine-Critical Care: In this four-week course, students will be given an overview of the principles and concepts of the specialty of Emergency Medicine, with emphasis on the common presenting complaints and procedures in the undifferentiated patient. Students additionally will experience how treatment in the Emergency Department affects the patient‚ subsequent hospitalization. Critical care concepts, such as ventilation management, hemodynamic monitoring and pressor management, critical care pharmacology and social and behavioral concepts affecting patient management at this level will be addressed.
     
  • Applications of the Basic Sciences to Clinical Medicine: This four-week course takes place in the Transition to Residency phase of the medical student curriculum and is designed to prepare students for the foundational knowledge necessary to enter their residency programs. Students will review basic-science curriculum from the preclerkship curriculum and apply this knowledge translationally to their chosen clinical specialty. The course emphasizes active learning approach for didactic sessions, and small-group sessions for applied learning.
     
  • Preparation for Residency Bootcamp: This four-week course takes place in the Transition to Residency phase of the medical student curriculum and is designed to prepare students for the clinical or surgical skills necessary to enter their residency programs. Students will participate in a one-week shared curriculum, learning common skills for all careers (e.g. electronic health record, order entry, prescription writing, note writing, billing, etc.), followed by specialty-specific curriculum to practice skills necessary to enter residency at a high-functioning intern level. The course will use a combination of standardized patients, on-line avatar-based curricula, SIMS-based skills labs, small group sessions, and objective structured clinical examination evaluations to support the student’s learning.