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We are excited to welcome you to Get Ready for Residency! This course grew from an idea to build a capstone experience for medical students, one that will review and integrate the varied parts of medical school. Medical school is an experience that often
focuses on building a vast array of knowledge in the developing physician. However, residency requires you to put that knowledge into practice to diagnose and treat patients. It can be a stressful and complicated transition and this course will help
you begin that transition before you are on the front lines caring for patients by yourself.
We have developed this course to be learner-centered, meaning we hope that every session will be highly relevant to your future practice. Our hope is that every hour will provide insights into how to approach common scenarios you can expect to encounter
as a resident. We want to provide you with the tools to be able to stay calm and level-headed even during the most hectic of clinical experiences. Not only do we aim to make this course high yield, but we also look to make it as engaging as possible.
By using various teaching modalities, such as simulation, standardized patients, role-playing, case discussion, journal club, and didactics, we hope to engage each student and provide the maximum educational experience. Our overall goal is to ensure
that you feel prepared to take on any clinical scenario you might find yourself in on your first day of intern year!
Get Ready for Residency is far less about building your knowledge, but instead much more about getting a chance to put your knowledge to practical use. We aim to create a safe learning environment to practice these newfound abilities before having to be in high-stakes settings and impacting direct patient care.
We have several session formats that we will use to accomplish these goals:
Attendance - Attendance for ALL course sessions is mandatory. Excused absences will be granted at the discretion of the course directors as outlined in the Student Handbook. For any absence, a Medical Student Status form is required to be completed. For each absence, generally, your grade will go from honors, to high pass, to pass, to fail, and there will also be expected make up work for each absence, to be completed by the end of the course. The only excused absences that do not result in a grade drop are for residency interviews. Learners that have unexcused absences will have a professionalism report filed with the Dean of the COM.
Of note, we are aware of the UCCOM policy for students to have two days off “without reason” but in speaking with advisors within the UCCOM we have clarified that we as course directors are still allowed final determination in whether or not an absence is excused or unexcused. At this time in general, the only excused absences are for mandatory UCCOM meetings, doctor’s appointments that cannot be moved, acute illnesses with a provided doctor’s note, and residency interviews. Other allowances will be made on a case-by-case basis. Simulations in person and hands on procedural sessions are integral to the course, and most of these (especially the simulations) are difficult to replicate with make-up work, hence our strict attendance policy.
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