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.

Clinical Competency

During your time in medical school you will be expected to have been exposed to, and gained proficiency in, specific clinical skills (diagnostic, therapeutic, and general process of care). For a list  review the List of Clinical Skills.  Selected skills will be chosen to be evaluated during your senior OSCE.

In addition to the clinical skills you will need to provide medical care to underserved populations and document in the OASIS checklist.

Volunteer Underserved Experiences

You must have five (5) documented experiences where you provided medical services for a defined underserved population. To document these experiences log into OASIS and go to the Graduation Checklist. 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. with eligibility questions.