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Physician Refresher/Re-entry Program Online Clinical Skills

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Curriculum

The physician refresher online clinical skills program is a distance-learning, interactive program that includes individualized assessment and enhancement of skills in communication, history taking, physical exams, clinical reasoning and patient management.

Target Audience

  • Physicians who wish to return to active clinical medicine after an extended leave
  • Physicians who wish to enhance their focus or area of interest and need a primary medical update
  • International medical graduates who wish to become acculturated into the U.S. medical system in order to enhance competitiveness for a U.S. graduate medical education training program
  • Physicians who wish to enhance their clinical skills

Goals

  • To enhance learners' abilities in medical interviewing and advanced communication challenges in patient care
  • To enhance learners' diagnostic reasoning skills
  • To enhance learners' physical exam knowledge and skills
  • To help prepare learners for the clinical skills licensure exams – National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) step two Clinical Skills (CS) and the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) exam

Faculty

Faculty members are from Drexel University College of Medicine under the leadership of Nielufar Varjavand, MD.

 
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   I thoroughly believe that my period at Drexel made an impact on my application by having both inpatient and outpatient experience at University based setting under the supervision of great mentors. Furthermore, I have enhanced my clinical knowledge and skills through online modules of Doc com, simple, DxR, H& P, 3 standard patient exams ... etc. I am sure, Drexel experience will be useful for me during the residency and future career.   
Dasuni Niyagama Gamage, International Physician, July 2018
 
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