Orientation: Remember that the clerkship begins with an orientation in Chapel Hill for all students. The orientation will take place in the Clinical Skills Lab (1st floor Burnette Womack) and will start at promptly at 8:00am and finish by 3:15pm. Parking is not available so students should leave adequate time for travel.
During the Orientation we will provide an overview of the clerkship but will also jump in and begin teaching. You will deepen your skills of motivational interviewing and introduce concepts of minimally disruptive medicine. You will learn a different approach to clinical reasoning and will dust off your musculoskeletal exam skills.
Preparation prior to orientation is essential. A short quiz will assess your baseline knowledge prior to the session on motivational interviewing and minimally disruptive medicine . The orientation preparation readings and video are on the website.
You should also review other parts of the website in advance to get a sense of the goals of the clerkship and how students will learn and be assessed. Guiding ones own learning is a crucial part of the clerkship. Before Monday, you should complete the Student Interest form to give your preceptor a clear idea of the preceptor should individualize teaching.
The schedule for the day is:
- 8:00 – 10:00: Orientation to the logistics of the clerkship and learning session on Motivational Interviewing & Minimally Disruptive Medicine.
- 10:00 – 12:00 MSK and Procedures workshop (wear or bring clothes to allow you to practice musculoskeletal exams on each other: shorts and T shirts are the most comfortable)
- 12:00-1:00 Lunch
- 1:00-2:00 Review clerkship assignments
- 2:00-3:00 Clinical Reasoning Discussion
As an optional assignment student can sign up for evidence based resources. This will allow students to receive and evaluate up to date information and explore strategies for keeping up with the literature.