At NYU, developing curriculum for the 3rd year meant that we had to work directly with the individual clinical departments involved in the 3rd year to develop activities within each clerkship which addressed the "discipline specific" communication skills students needed to master in a manner consistent with that department's faculty, educational philosophy, and certification needs. A dynamic and collaborative process ensued which involved many faculty from a broad array of clinical disciplines and educational perspectives. What has resulted is a rich set of activities which teach essential communication skills while reinforcing core clinical material. Click on each clerkship in the table to the right to view an overview of the curriculum during that clerkship.
This curriculum is substantial. In reviewing this material we hope you will appreciate the depth and breadth of the experiences students will be having over the course of the seven required clerkships which make up the 3rd year at NYU. These clerkships are Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Neurology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Psychiatry and Obstetrics/ Gynecology. On June 19, 2000, the class of 2002 started their 3rd year clerkships with the new, enhanced Communication Skills Curriculum.
The following guiding principles characterize the Clerkship Communications Skills Curriculum activities:
Initiative on Health Communication
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