Office of Medical Education
Under supervision from their preceptor students will address the following
- gather essential and accurate information on a patient in a systematic manner and develop a diagnostic and therapeutic plan based on that information;
- assist or perform procedures as indicated within the preceptor’s specialty;
- and work with health professionals of all related disciplines to provide patient-focused care.
- access information appropriately as it relates to the care of patients seen in the practice of the preceptor.
Interpersonal Communication Skills
- negotiate mutual expectations relative to the clerkship by completing the learning contract at the beginning of the clerkship;
- communicate effectively to patients, families and health care professionals through active listening, interviewing, nonverbal and presentation skills;
- accurately, appropriately, timely and legibly document information in the patient record;
- and counsel and educate patients and their families on identified clinical problems and/or health prevention and screening guidelines.
- demonstrate caring and respectful behaviors when interacting with patients and their families;
- be sensitive and responsive to patients’ culture, age, gender and disabilities when present;
- be punctual, reliable and conscientious in fulfilling their professional duties;
- and exhibit professional behavior by respecting patient confidentiality, accepting responsibility for their actions and a commitment to excellence.