During EPC III and IV, the organ systems are revisited in conjunction with the system being covered in the basic science curriculum. The same teaching modalities employed in the first year are repeated here. During these two semesters, history-taking and physical examination skills are enhanced through the introduction of more advanced technique incorporating the students’ developing recognition of pathologic findings. The students will learn basic clinical skills in preparation for their clinical rotations.
The specific subject matter of this course is as follows:
- Essentials of Patient Care III - Advanced interpersonal skills, advanced musculoskeletal, neurologic, cardiovascular and pulmonary exams