Curriculum Highlights: Patient Care
At Michigan, our students are actively involved in patient care. This begins during the first two years of medical school and extends into intensive clinical experiences during years three and four.
Foundations & Practice
|Family Centered Experience (FCE)
In the first two years students learn the personal side of medicine by working with families and individuals with chronic illness.
|Clinical Foundations of Medicine (CFM)
Physical examination, communication, and diagnostic skills are taught and practiced. Students are exposed to patients with classic clinical findings.
|Standardized Patient Program (SPP)
Students evaluate simulated patients to enhance their clinical and communication skills.
|Providing Patient Care
In the third and fourth years students learn the art and science of medicine by taking care of patients.
|Caring for the Underserved
Students participate in clerkships and volunteer at shelters and clinics to gain experience caring for the underserved.