The CLIC is one of the core components of the third year of the medical curriculum. During the CLIC students will learn about the diagnosis and management of conditions encountered and treated by physicians in the out-patient setting. This will include seeing patients for initial evaluation, organizing their diagnostic work-up, recommending options for management, and in some cases participating in specific interventions or treatments. Under the supervision of student’s Preceptors, they will manage the ongoing care of patients over time in a variety of settings and learn about the impact of disease and our healthcare system on people’s lives.
Students are expected to be able to take an accurate history, perform a complete physical examination and formulate an initial differential diagnosis from their clinical experiences in the first and second years of their medical education program. Students are also expected to possess professional attitudes and deportment appropriate to their role in the clinical setting.