April 25, 2022–April 29, 2022
Scott Herrle, MD
Department of Medicine
The overall goal of this course is to have students complete a series of structured assessments and participate in focused review sessions designed to enhance their preparation for the Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills exams.
- Reviewing common important dermatological conditions and how to describe skin lesions.
- Reviewing common radiologic findings that every graduating student should know how to identify.
- Reviewing and diagnosing common musculoskeletal conditions.
- Interpreting common and life-threatening EKG findings.
- Practicing with Step 2 CK exam questions to better understand content and timing of the exam.
- Practicing common clinical procedures often performed in acting internships.
- Reflect on personal strengths and opportunities for growth, as part of establishing one's own educational agenda for the senior year.
- Practice exams
- Skills sessions
- Small group cases
- Self-assessment sessions
- Standardized patient examination (OSCE)
Evaluation for this course is based on attendance and participation in the course sessions.
This course is graded Complete/Incomplete. Any session that is not attended must be made up before a grade of “Complete” will be registered on the transcript.
Course Director Scott Herrle, MD is a recipient of the William I. Cohen Award for Excellence in Clinical Skills Instruction in addition to the Kenneth E. Schuitt Award recognizing the Dean's Master Educators. Ankur Doshi, MD is a recipient of the Donald S. Fraley Award for Medical Student Mentoring. Jason Chang, MD is a recipient of the Outstanding Mini-Elective Award. In addition, Drs. Herrle and Doshi are members of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Academy of Master Educators.