Undergraduate Clinical Education
The Clinical Phase of College of Medicine curriculum spans over a period of two years (Fifth and Sixth years) and provides the students with a broad exposure to the major medical disciplines through eight clerkship/block rotation experiences designed to help students become active participants in providing present-day modern patient care. This phase provides the clinical exposure students need to integrate their foundational knowledge and skills in pre-clinical phase into the care of patients and experience the “art of doctoring." Clinical Phase curriculum is organized in Basic & clinical science, Patient and Doctor, Community and Doctor, and Personal and Professional Development Themes.
A focus on the assessment of interaction among student, supervisor and patient is an important feature of the assessment program. The assessment is integrated with all educational activities related to all themes and comprises two components; the continuous assessment and final assessment. Students are encouraged to develop their ability to evaluate their own progress and learning needs in preparation for a lifelong learning in their professional practice.
During the clinical years, the third and fourth years of the college of medicine the student will direct his knowledge-based activities from pre-clinical to clinical studies. Phase III emphasis on hands-on clinical exposure to patient and doctor skills, community and doctor skills, and personal and professional development themes. The assessment of the phase III Blocks is integrated with all educational activities and consists of two parts, the continuous assessment and final assessment. These assessments help the students to evaluate their own progress and learning needs in preparation for a lifetime of learning in their professional practices.