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.

Director, Transition
to Clerkships Block

Dawn Barcellona, MD
Phone: 602-827-2096

Dawn Barcellona, MD

Cinda Stone, MEd
Assistant Director, Preclinical Block and Curricular Management

Cinda Stone

Lorrie Pena
Academic Coordinator
​Preclinical Block, Year Two

Lorrie Pena