Transition To PCE

Sites: HMS
Director(s): Celeste Royce
Offered: August-September, Year II
Location: HMS - Harvard Medical School (0)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: The Transition to the PCE course is intended to provide a bridge from the classroom to the clinical learning environment. TPCE consolidates medical knowledge from Year I through revisiting and adding to material and subjects covered previously, giving students a deeper understanding of the curricular themes, emphasizing anatomy, pharmacology, pathology, as well as societal curricular themes. The second portion of TPCE prepares students for clinical learning with an emphasis on skills necessary for success in the clerkships, including critical thinking, physical diagnosis, teamwork, applying medical knowledge to patient care, and understanding how to navigate potentially stressful encounters. The course is taught in small and large group learning sessions, simulation, and lab sessions. Focused individualized learning sessions provide opportunities for students to strengthen knowledge and skills, and to lay the groundwork for their PCE learning experiences. Course Manager: Rob McCabe.