Course Requirements Applying to Both AAC & RCC Blocks

In addition to the AAC- & RCC-specific requirements, there are a few course requirements common to both Blocks. Click on each of the tabs to view information on each.  

Students will keep a log of patients seen during the block and will enter them on a daily basis into the Excel Logger. This helps you to keep track of your progress in seeing the required signs, symptoms, clinical problems, and physical exam competencies.  Bring the Logger data to your mid-course meeting and use the data when you meet.

NOTE: Submit an electronic copy of your Excel Logger file to the respective AAC or RCC Block Coordinator after each 4-week block.

At Intrasession (at the half-way point of the 8-weeks), you are required to present a PowerPoint project addressing team-based management of chronic disease reflecting your experiences and observations during your first 4-week block.
You will be divided into groups of approximately 6 students (1/2 AAC and 1/2 RCC) and present to each other and a faculty member about you previous 4 weeks experiences. The presentation length is 15 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. The presentation criteria and grading rubric are provided below for your reference.
You are required to complete two graded SP encounters at the CAPE. This will occur during the final session following your final exam. Each SP session is approximately 20 minutes long and involves interviewing, physical exam, and communication of a management plan.
There will also be a computer-based post-encounter exercise after each patient encounter. After your case, the SP(s) will provide feedback to you on your skills and you will be able to review the checklist items and will be given a brief synopsis that describes the key elements of the case.
Students will learn skills at assessing common skin lesions and be tested on them at the conclusion of the 8 week block.
Ask for supervision during the performance of at least one head-to-toe skin cancer screening exam.
Students will learn skills at assessing common oral lesions and be tested on them at the conclusion of the 8 week block. (Palpation of floor of mouth and using gauze to deviate the tongue in order to examine its lateral aspect.)
Ask for supervision during the performance of at least one oral screening exam.

The objective of the Direct Observation Form is for your preceptor to describe what they have observed as you perform your clinical work. During the clerkships, a direct observation form should be completed weekly. (4 during Rural & Community Care and 4 during Adult Ambulatory Care) These observations can be very brief. These can comment/give feedback on any the part of the clinical encounter or case presentation observed using R.I.M.E.

The R.I.M.E. behaviors and comments will provide feedback to you and help you improve over time. Your preceptor will give the Direct Observation Form back to you and you are responsible for returning 4 forms in each clerkship to the student coordinator.

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