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IDPT 8004, Integrated Clinicians Course 4

Transition to Residency and Beyond


Integrated Clinicians Course 4 (ICC 4) provides you with useful “toolbox” skills, and knowledge for your future life. We strive to provide you with practical, interactive, case-based reviews, up-to-date information about clinically relevant research, as well as personal and career development sessions designed to help guide you in your professional career. We aspire to make this experience as relaxing and interactive as possible, as you prepare to move forward in your lives as our colleagues rather than our students!

Attendance is mandatory and make up assignments will be required for all absences.

ICC 4 Goals (PDF with objecti​ves​)

  • Explore new frontiers in translational research and the application to clinical practice.
  • Review basic concepts in radiology, transfusion medicine, electrolyte management, infectious diseases, pain management, and cardiovascular care.
  • Explore current issues in global health and the role of poverty and ethnicity.
  • Discuss the politics of pharmaceutical industry including the issues surrounding research and development of novel drugs and the catalysts for innovation.
  • Practice and improve your process of informed consent.
  • Discuss various career options for medical doctors within a variety of specialties.
  • Provide resources for appropriate use and interaction with interpreters.
  • Provide self care skills and financial counseling.
  • Provide time and opportunity for students to reflect on the events and personal/professional growth that have transpired in the last year.
  • Identify the purpose of the Board of Medical Examiners.
  • Develop the knowledge skills and attitudes necessary to communicate during complex encounters.
  • Explore the effect of a pandemic and the pitfalls of emergency response.
  • Discuss basic elements of federally-funded payment systems.
  • Develop skills necessary to write notes and orders in electronic charts in a variety of settings.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of physical and occupational therapists.
  • Discuss and review etiologies of, and strategies for, managing unanticipated outcomes.
  • Describe how social determinants of health affect patient populations.