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The Elective clerkship gives the student a curriculum which emphasizes:

  • hands-on clinical experiences
  • student-centered and problem based methods of instruction
  • frequent consultation with faculty members and community based physicians

Development of problem solving and information retrieval skills are emphasized in order to produce an osteopathic physician with the capacity to be a life-long learner.  The student should acquire:

  • skills in patient management
  • understanding of individual body function
  • disease processes
  • experience in health care delivery under working physician conditions, whether hospital or ambulatory based

The Elective clerkships are organized and developed to allow the greatest degree of educational exposure in a practical health care environment to develop skills in the area of patient diagnosis and management.