Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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KCOM

Preceptors

Your Role as a Preceptor Benefits for Preceptor

Professional Development Preceptor CE Credit

Clinical Educational Affairs contact & Regional Site locations

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Clinical Skills Presented
to KCOM Students During Their First Two Years

Skill Category
How taught/assessed at KCOM
Which quarter taught at KCOM
Communication Skills (Return to top)
Communication Skills Lectures & role-plays
Q1
Medical History-taking

Student videotaped while obtaining patient history, including SOAP note

Student videotaped while obtaining history & regional physical exam, including SOAP note

Q1


Q3

Sexuality Issues

Gay youth small group discussions

Human sexuality role-plays

Student videotaped conducting "Difficult Topics" interview & SOAP note

Q3-4

Q3-4

Q6

SOAP Note SOAP note from in-class interview
Q1
Mental Status Evaluation

Lecture

House Call with a well-elder

Q8

Q8

CAGE
(or other substance abuse screen)

Lecture, panel discussion

Student videotaped completing "Difficult Topics" interview & SOAP

OSCE station

Q4

Q6


Q8

Depression screen

Lecture

Student videotaped completing "Difficult Topics" interview & SOAP

Q1

Q6

Case Presentation

Lecture

Case presentation

Q8

Q8

Complete History (including pertinent medical, spiritual, social, psychological, & occupational)

Lecture

Student videotaped completing history on simulated patient

Q1, 3, 4, 6, 8

Q1, 3, 4, 6, 8

Physical Examination Skills (Return to top)
Chest/Heart/Lungs Lecture & lab
Q2
Musculoskeletal Lecture & lab
Q1
Abdominal Lecture & lab
Q2
HEENT Lecture & lab
Q3
Neurological Lecture & lab
Q3
Female (breast/pelvic/rectal) Lecture & lab (with patients)
Q3
Male (prostate/rectal) Lecture & lab (with patients)
Q3
Skin

Lecture & lab

Observation of K-12 school screening physicals

Performance of K-12 school screening physicals

Student videotaped completing history & regional physical exam

Q1, 7

Q1


Q5


Q3

Diagnostic Skills & Procedures (Return to top)
Gram stain interpretation Lecture & lab
Q3
Pap smear Lecture & lab
Q3
Testing stool for blood Lecture & lab
Q3
Wet mount/vaginal Lecture & lab
Q3
Intramuscular injections Lecture & lab
Q2
Phlebotomy Lecture & lab
Q2
EKG
(normal sinus rhythm, PR, QRS, & QT intervals, Axis, arrhythmia: atrial fibrillation, supraven-tricular tachycardia, & ventricular fibrillation, acute ischemia ST changes & acute myocardial injury, ST changes)
Lecture & computer simulations
Q2, 6
Pulmonary function testing Lecture & lab
Q2, 6
CBC Lecture & lab
Q4
Chemistry profile
(basic = electrolytes, BUN, creatinine, lipid profile, cardiac enzymes)
Lecture
Q6, 7
Arterial Blood Gases
(interpretations related to hypoxemia, hypercapnia, acidosis, alkalosis, metabolic or respiratory etiology)
Lecture
Q6
Radiology
(extremity fracture & chest x-ray)
Lecture & demonstration
Q6, 7
Pediatric Skills (Return to top)
Weight, length, head
circumference; charting
Lecture
Q7
Immunization needs Lecture
Q7
Fluid & electrolytes for pt. < one year Lecture
Q7
Developmental milestones for pt. < 18 months Lecture
Q7
Surgical Skills (Return to top)
Scrub & gloving technique Lab
Q8
Sterile field Lab
Q8
Post-operative OMT Lab
Q8
One-handed & two-handed instrument tie Lab
Q8
Appropriate size oral airway Lab
Q8
Direct laryngoscopy & intubation Lab
Q8
Bag & mask ventilation Lab
Q8
OTM Skills (Return to top)
Hospital osteopathic musculoskeletal exam Lecture & lab
Q1-8
Somatic dysfunction exam & SOAP note Lecture & lab
Q1-6
Read & interpret postural x-ray, outline treatment Lecture & lab
Q1-6

 

Key to Quarters:

 



Q1 = Quarter 1: fall, first year
Q2 = Quarter 2: winter, first year
Q3 = Quarter 3: spring, first year
Q4 = Quarter 4: summer, first year
Q5 = Quarter 5: fall, second year
Q6 = Quarter 6: winter, second year
Q7 = Quarter 7: spring, second year
Q8 = Quarter 8: summer, second year

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