Students will learn to:
- Apply the principles of evidence-based medicine and
critical thinking in clinical decision making.
- Practice compassionate primary care medicine.
- Communicate effectively with patients and families.
- Partner with supervising physicians and other
- Utilize practice and system-based analysis to ensure
- Practice in a cost-effective and socially responsible
- Commit to high ethical standards responsive to the
needs of the profession, the individual, and society.
Student will demonstrate an
understanding of cultural issues related to accessing health
care settings. We intend to sensitize our students to the
needs of the medically underserved communities in Indiana,
and across America. Cultural sensitivity/competency will be
articulated as a professional goal. We do intend to create
an environment where our students will choose to become
culturally competent as they matriculate into their
Summary of Findings: At
this present time all of the students scored at a 95% or
above so our guidelines of 85% or above have been surpassed
and adjustments currently do not need to be made to
curriculum. True comparison cannot be made until we have one
more year of data to compare with.
The Physical Diagnosis coursework initiates students in
interviewing and medical history skills. Creating
differential diagnoses; performing focused examinations;
ordering cost-efficient diagnostic work-ups; interpreting
results; creation and implementation of safe and appropriate
treatment plans; and knowing when to refer are skills and
concepts reinforced within the Clinical Management series.
Summary of Findings:
All students succeeded with a good grasp of the physical
exam and diagnostic skills - the lowest grade was a B at
Normal development and pathologic processes are covered in
an organ system approach in addition to life-stage
approaches from pediatric through geriatrics. Substance
abuse and domestic violence prevention are included in
behavioral health module. End-of-life issues and responses
to injury, illness and stress are presented in case
scenarios within Physical Diagnosis and the Clinical
Summary of Findings:
Students preformed head to toe physicals that progressed in
difficulty between the PASS 626 and PASS 636 class. Also
weekly SOAP note assessments were required and critiqued to
assure proper execution and understanding.