Charlotte Longitudinal Integrated Curriculum (CLIC)


Our Mission:  To develop excellent physicians who provide compassionate and seamless care through an educational program that emphasizes continuity, innovation, ethics and service within a dynamic integrated health care system.

CLIC is the acronym used for the Charlotte Longitudinal Integrated Curriculum, an innovative program beginning on the Charlotte Campus in June 2013. Traditional models have students in 4-6 week block clerkships throughout the 3rd year of medical school. CLIC students spend most all of the year simultaneously in all clerkships. Half-days are spent in Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and OBGYN community practices each week. Studies of this curriculum show that students have more patient-centered experiences and can apply concepts across multiple settings. They establish relationships with patients over several office visits, and they form meaningful relationships working with consistent sites and faculty mentors.


CLIC students will:

  • Engage in active learning on our inpatient services to gain familiarity with the hospital and experience care of the acutely ill and complex patient (Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology and OB/GYN).
  • Manage their own panel of patients throughout the year.
  • Experience one-on-one precepting with outstanding community-based physicians from mid-October to June (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Neurology and OB/Gyn).
  • Work a once-a-week shift in our Emergency Department, one of the best in the nation, to gain experience in the diagnosis and treatment of acute undifferentiated problems and procedures.
  • Learn to navigate one of the largest health care systems in the nation.
  • Participate in weekly CLIC classes
  • Sessions will integrate the 3rd and 4th year clerkships’ goals and objectives with case conferences and simulation exercises.  Our Simulation Center is one of only seven dually accredited centers in the nation.  Further, students will learn use of ultrasound across disciplines over a two year span.
  • Sessions will also develop knowledge and skills in leadership, ethics, health policy and service.
  • Have opportunities to elect experiences in practices serving Spanish-speaking patients and urban underserved patients.

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