PURPOSE
To outline eligibility and requirements to maximize the success of students who are re-entering the required clerkship phase of the curriculum after having been away for an extended period of time.

AUDIENCE
All medical students

LCME STANDARD
Not applicable

POLICY

  1. The goal of the program is to help solidify clinical skills of students who have been away from clinical experiences for a substantial period to facilitate entry and progression through the clinical years of the curriculum.
  2. The following groups of students qualify for this required program
    1. MD-PhD students returning to the clerkships after taking time off between the pre-clerkship and clerkship years.
    2. Students who have deferred a year (or more) for any reason and are returning to the clerkship curriculum.

PROCEDURE

  1. Students who meet qualifications will meet with the Director of Student Development (DSD) ideally at least 1 month before the start of the experience to review goals and expectations and create a plan for the 4 -week experience
  2. The DSD will help identify one or more clinical educators to work with the student during the 4-week period
  3. Students must have liability coverage to participate in the Clinical Refresher. Directed study units will be provided to students if needed.
  4. Students will meet with the Clerkship Curriculum Manager on or before the first day of the experience to complete their on-boarding requirements (obtaining badges, pagers, etc.).
  5. Grading
    1. A formative evaluation will be completed on students by their clinical preceptor
    2. The evaluation will be based on graduation competency milestones pertaining to entry into the core clerkship phase of the curriculum
    3. Areas of improvement will be shared by the DSD with the student and the student’s coach
    4. Final grade: Pass/Fail- based on attendance and engagement, will be assigned by the DSD

RESPONSIBILITY
Associate Dean of Students

REFERENCES
Not applicable

POLICY OWNER
Associate Dean of Students

REVIEWED BY
Associate Dean of Students*
Committee on Educational Policy
Registrar

REVIEWED DATE and REVIEW CYCLE
February 2021; 3-year cycle