Phase 2 Students
Phase 2 of the ForWard Curriculum emphasizes clinical applications, fully integrated with longitudinal themes of basic science and public health, and lasts 12 months.
Acute Care is a 12-week block in Phase 2 that is centered on assessing patients with urgent medical conditions, providing acute inpatient care and transitioning patients to other care settings or home under the care of other professionals.
Activities emphasize providing acute care in outpatient emergent and inpatient ward settings, developing acute management plans and subsequent transition of care plans. Clinical experiences are in acute care settings.
The block builds upon the fundamental science concepts introduced during Phase 1, including acid base balance, hormonal regulation, cardiac physiology and infection. Structured educational sessions proceed through the 12-week block following an organ system-based approach and employ varied modalities including podcasts, real-time case discussions, webcasts, independent readings and online nationally supported modules.
All students complete an integrated patient-centered experience by participating in the care of a patient from an urgent admission through inpatient treatment and discharge.