The outpatient clinic is a rich setting for educating medical students. There are ways to optimize the student’s learning and contribution to the clinic. Students may be an integral member of the clinical team, bringing patients into the clinical room and obtaining vital signs or by providing patient education. You may consider scheduling patients in order to streamline your patient flow while also incorporating the student into the culture of your clinic.
To participate in clinical teaching of FIU HWCOM students, you must have a clinical faculty appointment and undergo an initial orientation with the clerkship or course director, or their designee. The following information is designed to supplement and reinforce what you gain from orientation.