U.S. medicals schools have been modifying their curriculum to stress the importance of early clinical exposure. This is another aspect of Trinity School of Medicine's MD program that aligns with U.S. medical students' education, to preparing for clerkships and licensure in the U.S. and Canada.
Trinity students have patient contact from their first month in the MD program. The Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) course provides on-going clinical experiences through the first two years of the Basic Sciences curriculum.
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ICM incorporates hospital and clinic rotations where students interact with patients under the close supervision of senior clinical and basic science faculty. Students gain context for the study of the human body and how it works, enabling them to better connect the concepts learned in the classroom with their own experiences and observation in patient care.
How & Why Students Benefit from Early Clinical Exposure
- Immersion in the clinical environment provides the context in which medicine is practiced and reinforces what's learned in lectures and labs
- Understanding of medical decision-making
- Head start on clinical skills such as the patient interview, history taking and physical exams
- Establish strong communication skils and professionalism
- Start clerkships in the U.S. with greater proficiency, compassion and confidence
Start your clinical experience in your first year at Trinity School of Medicine. Three enrollment options per year enable you to get started right away.