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M2 Clinical Examination & Reasoning (CER) 

The Clinical Examination & Reasoning (CER) course is divided into three components. The first component consists of a series of half-day organ-based teaching modules which combine large group instruction (lecture/demonstration) and small group practice sessions. During some of these small group sessions, students examine each other; during others, they examine volunteer and/or standardized patients.

After completing the initial didactic portion of the course, students are assigned to work with a clinical preceptor for the History and Physical (H&P) component of the course. During the H&P session, students perform a minimum of four (4) comprehensive history and physical examinations and record their findings in a concise and logical manner.  Records are then evaluated by the clinical preceptor to provide formative feedback.  At the end of the course, students submit their "best" write-up to the course director for inclusion in the student's portfolio.

The Case Presentation and Clinical Reasoning (CPCR) component of CER divides students into groups of six (6) who work with a clinical preceptor to formulate and present clinical case presentations.  Each student meets individually with their preceptor to obtain feedback and refine their presentation.  Groups then meet as a whole for students to individually present their cases.

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M2 Clinical Examination & Reasoning (CER) 

The Clinical Examination & Reasoning (CER) course is divided into three components. The first component consists of a series of half-day organ-based teaching modules which combine large group instruction (lecture/demonstration) and small group practice sessions. During some of these small group sessions, students examine each other; during others, they examine volunteer and/or standardized patients.

After completing the initial didactic portion of the course, students are assigned to work with a clinical preceptor for the History and Physical (H&P) component of the course. During the H&P session, students perform a minimum of four (4) comprehensive history and physical examinations and record their findings in a concise and logical manner.  Records are then evaluated by the clinical preceptor to provide formative feedback.  At the end of the course, students submit their "best" write-up to the course director for inclusion in the student's portfolio.

The Case Presentation and Clinical Reasoning (CPCR) component of CER divides students into groups of six (6) who work with a clinical preceptor to formulate and present clinical case presentations.  Each student meets individually with their preceptor to obtain feedback and refine their presentation.  Groups then meet as a whole for students to individually present their cases.

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