Clinical Skills

In order to graduate, you must learn and master several clinical skills. These skills will be assessed at different points in your third and fourth years via clerkships, elective rotations, clinical simulation, OSCE or direct observation by faculty or residents.

There are two forms of experience that you will need to document in an online skills tracker. The Medical Call Center and Voluntary underserved experiences.

  • Medical Call Center - provides after hours coverage for Omaha hospitals and clinics. Call 402-559-4000 to schedule your one hour visit Monday-Friday at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m.  Following the completion of the Call Center visit, you will need to document this in the Skills Tracker.
  • Volunteer underserved experiences - you must have five (5) documented experiences where you provided medical services for a defined underserved population. These experiences can be from any year of medical school, however, they must be experiences outside of your rotation or course requirements. 

Experiences such as foreign mission trips, UNMC SHARING clinics, and federally designated underserved health centers are great examples of options. It cannot be a service that is a requirement of a core or clinical clerkship. Contact: Paul Paulman, M.D. eligibility questions.
 definition of underserved experiences 

Clinical Competency

Additionally, over your four years you will be expected to have been exposed to, and gained proficiency in specific clinical skills (diagnostic, therapeutic, and general process of care).  These will be evaluated during your senior OSCE.  For a list of these clinical skills, review the document below.

 List of Required Clinical Skills and M4 OSCE Skills