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Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum - Phases I and II


Introduction
The Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum (FDC) is a three-year curriculum required of all students admitted to the University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM).  Our goal is to provide you with the opportunity to develop the basic clinical skills necessary to be an excellent physician in whichever field you ultimately choose.  These skills are taught in the context of the block curricula and much of the clinical content will be integrated with the blocks.

The FDC Phases I is composed of the following activities:

  • Physical examination (PE) sessions
  • Communication sesions
  • Continuity clinic with a physician preceptor (preceptorship)
  • Professional development sessions (threads, interprofessional education, clinical interlude etc.)
  • Assessment of your clinical skills (PE in fall, integrated communications and PE at the end of the year) 

  The FDC in Phase II is composed of the following activities:  

  • Continuity clinic with a physician preceptor (preceptorship)
  • Advanced physical examination sessions
  • Advanced communication sessions
  • Complete History and Physical write0up
  • Oral presentation skill session
  • Professional development sessions (threads, interprofessional education, etc.)
  • Integrated assessment of clinical skills (communication, physical exam, documentation, oral presentation) at the end of the year