A note from Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Esteban Ramirez, DO, MBA:
Allow me to introduce Transitions 2. This is your first clinical course in your clerkship. It will help prepare you for your third and fourth year of medical school.
- Objectives: to provide an introduction to clerkship and review and learn high-yield material, such differential diagnoses/problem solving, physical exam skills, best practices in communication with the health care team, how to deal with difficult situations, and procedures (e.g. suturing, IV, airway management, etc.).
- A typical day will be from 8 am – 5 pm. There will be few instances where you will be required to attend an earlier or later session.
- No examination will be given. We will assess students using various modalities such as write ups, oral presentations, small group discussion and completion of procedures. This course is pass/fail.
- There are scheduled days (varies by campus) that are to be used to complete on-boarding at hospitals for your upcoming rotation. All required on-boarding documentation will be provided to the students one week prior to the beginning of Transitions 2 so that these papers can be submitted promptly.
- As with all your clerkship rotations and clinical classes, attendance of these lectures and activities is mandatory.
The Transitions 2 team is excited to get you started on your clerkship rotations. We look forward to seeing you April 9.