Transitioning to the Clinical Setting

The Transitions series was created to prepare entering MS3 students for patient care activities during their Clerkship courses.

Aims

  1. Build community among rising MS3 students
  2. Communicate Medical School requirements for year 3 & 4
  3. Provide information about rotation logistics and your role on the inpatient team

Class 2019 Transitions Sessions and Videos

Optional Session:
Initial Scheduling Overview

January 26, 2017
View recording | Sites, Aways, and Flex Video | Clinical Scheduling Manual | Clerkship Scheduling Webpage

Optional Session:
You're Scheduled, Now What?

March 23, 2017
View recording

Optional Session:
Who's Who and What Do They Do?

April 6, 2017
View recording | Download slides

Transition to Clinical Rotations BlackBag Site

In addition to the above presentations, you have access to a Transitions to Clinical Rotations BlackBag site that contains answers to the following questions:

  • Who do I contact for clerkship questions?
  • What tools do I use to check my schedule or registration?
  • How do I know if I'm compliant with my administrative requirements?
  • How am I graded in my clerkships?
  • How do I dress for clinical rotations?
  • What do I need to do before arriving at my clinical site?
  • What policies are new or different for my third year?
  • Do I still get to fill out evaluations about my courses?
  • What kind of patient encounters am I required to have before graduation?
  • Do all of my clerkships use BlackBag?

In addition, resources to refresh your oral presentations skills are posted, plus information about how to succeed on the wards and on your role on the inpatient team. 


Previous years sessions from Spring 2016

Optional Session:
Scheduling Lottery Preview

January 12, 2016
View recording | Download slides | Scheduling information | Clinical Scheduling Manual

Required Clinical Skills Workshop:
What is my role on the inpatient team?

March 10, 2016
View recording

Optional Clinical Skills Workshop:
Professionalism

March 17, 2016
Dr. Robert Morgan

Professionalism, that word is thrown around a lot. But what does it mean to be professional while participating on rotations? Professionalism is one of the main items you will be assessed on as you complete rotations. In this workshop Dr. Morgan covered: defining professionalism, role of professionalism, deprofessionalization, and a bit on becoming a professional.

View recording | Download slides | Professionalism Code | Grading Profesionalism | Policies

Required Clinical Skills Workshop: 
Oral Presentations and Clinical Decision Making, Part 1

March 24, 2016 11:15 - 12:05, various rooms (Moos 1-450, Moos 1-451, Moos 2-650)

Students review written clinical cases prior to the session and prepare to present those cases in small groups during the session. Students receive feedback from their peers and MD facilitators.

View sample oral presentation | Feedback Rubric | SNAPPS Article | Guidelines for Oral Presentations

Required Clinical Skills Workshop:
Oral Presentations and Clinical Decision Making, Part 2

March 31, 11:15 - 12:05, various rooms (Moos 1-450, Moos 2-690, Moos 2-650)

Students review written clinical cases prior to the session and prepare to present those cases in small groups during the session. Students receive feedback from their peers and MD facilitators.

View sample oral presentation | Feedback Rubric | SNAPPS Article | Guidelines for Oral Presentations

Optional Clinical Skills Workshop:
You are scheduled, now what?

April 7, 10:10 - 11:00, Moos Tower 2-650

OK, you have a schedule, think it will be the same one you graduate with? Think again. Learn how you move, add, delete courses, what drop/add deadlines are, how to late drop or add a course, how to schedule arranged courses, add electives away, etc...

View recording | Class 2018 Scheduling Manual | Year 3 and 4 Home Page

Required Clinical Skills Workshop:
Clinical documentation & EHR navigation

April 7, 11:15 - 12:05, various rooms (Moos 1-450, Moos 2-690, Moos 2-650)

How to write a note, and how to review past history
View recording 


Required Clerkship Introduction Videos


Residency Director FAQ Videos and Sheets

Videos

FAQ sheets


Financial Aid Registration Requirements

If you are a third or fourth year student, you must be registered for at least 3 credits (3 weeks) each semester in order be eligible for financial aid.

Year 3 begins in Summer/May 2017. The Medical School Curriculum states you may schedule your free time whenever you wish. Financial aid regulations state you must be registered for courses to receive financial aid. So beginning Summer 2017 you need to take at least one 3-week course/rotation each semester. You are required to pay 6 semesters of clinical tuition for the cost of the M.D. degree. The first semester of clinical tuition will be charged for Summer 2017. You finish Year 2 in April and begin Year 3 in May.

Questions about funding, please contact Kristin Basballe in the Financial Aid Office at (612) 624-7675.

Clerkship Scheduling and Registration:

Clerkship Scheduling and Registration webpage

  • scheduling tips
  • sample schedules
  • list of clerkships and their availability
  • registration instructions

Duluth 

Housing in the Twin Cities 
Includes medical fraternities, apartments near campus, and housing services.

Med Student Resources

Clerkship Scheduling
Abbe Holmgren
clsched@umn.edu
612-626-4281

Residency Match Coordinator
Addy Irvine
resapp@umn.edu
612-624-6665

Medical Education Staff