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Patient-Centered Clerkship

The Patient-Centered Clerkship, PACE, is a longitudinal clinical rotation that is designed to introduce clinical knowledge and skills to students and to integrate basic science training into the clinical setting.

Training is accomplished as weekly clinic sessions with a specific preceptor from the spring of the MS-1 year through winter of the MS2 year, along with reflection sessions to reinforce clinical lessons.

Students are expected to achieve learning objectives in patient care, professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, and medical knowledge.

Important parts of the PACE curriculum include mentorship between faculty and student, reflective evaluation of important themes in medicine, such as diversity and physician detachment, as well as developing a role in a practice site.

Students complete a self-directed project to address practice quality and efficiency in their MS2 year.