Thunder Bay • Orillia

Summary of Changes Made in This Calendar - Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics I

Medicine 5485 Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics I
The eight-month Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC) placement is the first exposure of the students to the clinical environment, learning under the guidance of community preceptors. Emphasis is on family practice and the primary care environment, especially in Northern Ontario and rural communities. During the eight month CCC students will also have opportunities to work with specialists and other allied health professionals. Students work on developing differential diagnoses, clinical decision-making skills, and further investigation and therapeutic management of common clinical problems, while continuing to understand the patient's illness experience within the particular health care setting of their assigned community. Students will have the opportunity to practice and become competent in performing a minimal set of clinical procedures established by the Phase 2 committee. Teaching will include didactic teaching sessions, small group learning activities (case-based group presentations), direct instruction and observation in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings.