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Goals

The clinical skills unit is committed to promote effective methods of teaching and learning of clinical skills for the undergraduate medical program. Activities will focus on three main areas, the clinical skills sessions, the objective structured clinical exams (OSCE) and simulated patients.

Objectives

• To ensure skills sessions cover relevant subject matter.

• To ensure the use of effective instructional methods for skills sessions.

• To ensure alignment of assessment with skills sessions and objectives.

• To ensure adequate quality of OSCE stations and proper administration of OSCEs for all blocks.

• To create a bank of trained simulated patients.

• To introduce simulated patients to skills sessions.

Strategies

• To develop guidelines for teaching and assessing clinical skills.

• To incorporate faculty and simulated patient training.

• To evaluate student and faculty feedback and address issues of concern.