In the United States, 25 medical schools operate 41 regional campuses, where a portion of the schools' third- and fourth-year class receives clinical training.
The curriculum on geographically separate branches does not necessarily need to be identical to that on the main campus, but it must provide essentially the same information. Some lectures and courses may be taken by teleconference with the presenter remaining on the main campus, for example, or a student could travel to the main campus on a temporary basis.
Some samples of resources for teachers include presentations, assessment and grading guidelines and course competencies. You can also see an overview of clerkship block director responsibilities from Assistant Dean for Clinical Core Curriculum Brenda Bucklin. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a faculty preceptor.
The proportion of time spent in inpatient and ambulatory settings may vary according to local circumstances. In such cases, the clerkship block director will ensure that the limitations in learning environments do not impede the accomplishment of objectives.