After USMLE Step I exam is complete, the students are introduced to their clinical experiences through the Transition to Clerkships, a five-week block which incorporates a series of teaching sessions and simulation activities that will prepare students for the clinical setting and the academic rigor of the clerkship experience. Large and small group sessions are designed to cover a number of important topics including.

  • Lab Medicine.
  • Radiology Overview.
  • Patient Safety and Quality Care.
  • Resuscitation and ACLS.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Cultural Competency.
  • Ethics, Professionalism.
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback.
  • Mobile Decision Support Tools and Biomedical Informatics.
  • Recognizing Fatigue.
  • Clinical Boot Camp.
  • Integrative Medicine.

Brenda Shinar, MD, FACP
Director, Transition
to Clerkships Block
Phone: 602-827-2078

Brenda Shinar, MD

Cinda Stone, MEd
Assistant Director, Curricular Management

Cinda Stone

Lorrie Pena
Manager, Pre-Clerkships

Lorrie Pena