Clerkship Phase


    EMP Concept and Guide of Clinical Clerkship

 

 

Clinical Clerkship is a period of medical education in which medical students are learning clinical skills and clinical reasoning under supervision.
The clinical training aims to provide the student with the required intellectual, clinical and practical skills needed to perform the tasks of a primary health care physician and to refine his/her clinical reasoning skills.

In other words, training is directed toward the student developing clinical competence (knowledge, procedures/skills, clinical problem-solving, professional attitudes and behaviors) in the diagnosis and management of fundamental medical problems associated with the particular medical discipline.

Clerkship activities range from classroom activities in the form of lecture discussion, discipline based and integrated seminars(Patient Panels) to bedside teaching and coaching.

The clinical phase (year 4 to year 6) of the EMP, Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine curriculum provides advanced full-time clinical activities for students who have satisfactorily completed all the preclinical years’ requirements. The clinical phase is the final preparation for graduate training programs in which the newly graduated physician will have increased responsibility for patient care.

In earlier phases of the curriculum, the student has learned medical knowledge in the basic sciences and has been introduced to clinical medicine. In the clinical phase, the student is assigned to rotate in clerkships for the practice of these clinical skills in a variety of clinical fields and health care settings.

Parallel Teaching and temporal coordination of different body systems across the clinical disciplines as well as the integrated longitudinal clinical activities in the second half of the final year, are hoped to provide an integrated learning experience with major rotations in: Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics,. The entire experience is designed to be integrated and progressive, with time for independent learning.

Objectives, evaluation and feedback are built on clinical problems and skills developed by relating specific knowledge, skills and attitudes to an overall set of objectives. Evaluation is designed to carry over from rotation to rotation. It is meant to highlight the stages of evolution of the student’s clinical skills and direct the student in the next phase of learning.

 

 



    Required Core Clerkships over the 3 clinical years &pre-graduation semester

 

 

    Fourth Year

 

 

Temporal coordination based on body systems (Each week = five days, which are not necessarily consecutive, according to the needs of temporal coordination)

 

Weeks

Credit hours

Subject

Code

12

15

Medicine (1)

MED-40

12

15

Surgery (1)

SUR-40

6

7.5

Pediatrics (1)

PED-40

6

7.5

Gynecology &obstetrics (1)

GYN-40

Over the year

4

Community medicine & Epidemiology

COM-40

Over the year

1

Personal/ Professional Development

PPD-40

36

50

Total

 

 

    Fifth Year

 

 

Temporal coordination based on body systems (Each week = five days, which are not necessarily consecutive, according to the needs of temporal coordination)

 

Weeks

Credit hours

Subject

Code

8

10

Medicine (2)

MED-50

8

10

Surgery (2)

SUR-50

4

5

Pediatrics (2)

PED-50

4

5

Gynecology& obstetrics (2)

GYN-50

6

7.5

Ear, Nose & Throat surgery

ENT-50

6

7.5

Ophthalmology 

OPH-50

Over the year

4

Community medicine & Epidemiology

COM-50

Over the year

1

Personal/ Professional Development

PPD-50

36

42

Total

 

 

    Sixth Year

 

 

Temporal coordination based on body systems (Each week = five days, which are not necessarily consecutive, according to the needs of temporal coordination)

 

Weeks

Credit hours

Subject

Code

8

10

Medicine (3)

MED-60

8

10

Surgery (3)

SUR-60

2

2.5

Pediatrics (3)

PED-60

2

2.5

Gynecology & obstetrics (3)

GYN-60

8
(2 MED, 2 SUR, 2 PED, 2 GYN)

10

Emergency & Critical Care Medicine
(Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Gynecology & Obstetrics)

EMER-60

6

8

Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

FOREN-60

Over the year + 2w Family Medicine

4

Community medicine – Epidemiology& Family Medicine

COM-60

Over the year

1

Personal/ Professional Development

PPD-60

36

48

Total

 

 

    Pre-graduation semester

 

 

Students will spend their final semester (12 weeks) re-visiting the four major clinical disciplines in a longitudinal integrated clerkship. Each week’s activity includes two days medicine, two days surgery, one day pediatrics and one day gynecology and obstetrics.

 

Weeks

Credit hours

Subject

Code

4

5

Medicine (4)

MED-63

4

5

Surgery (4)

SUR-63

2

2.5

Pediatrics (4)

PED-63

2

2.5

Gynecology & obstetrics (4)

GYN-63

12

15

Total

 

 

 

 

    Optional Summer Courses

 

 

deliveredduring the month of August of the fourth and fifth years. The student can chose only one optional course.

 

Weeks

Credit hours

Subject

Code

4 + 4

2

Health Care Management

OP1-43&53

4 + 4

2

HealthCare Quality Assurance

OP2-43&53

4 + 4

2

Education for Health Professionals

OP3-43&53