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Bridges Curriculum

Foundations 2 Resources

The Foundations 2 (F2) component of the Bridges Curriculum is comprised of core clerkships and new elective opportunities, with a longitudinal Family and Community Medicine clerkship and longitudinal experiences dedicated to foundational sciences and inquiry. 

Use the resources below to learn more about clinical reasoning and other skills relevant to F2:

VIDEOS

Learn more about how the UCSF School of Medicine Bridges Foundations 1 curriculum prepares students for Foundations 2 (a three-minute video that explains how the Bridges Curriculum prepares students for the clerkships and how F2 differs from the traditional clerkship years). 

Clinical reasoning: the basics, for preceptors (created to introduce clinical preceptors to the reasoning framework being taught in Bridges)

Introduction to clinical reasoning, for students (an introduction to foundational reasoning skills for first-year medical students)

Diagnostic schema video (an introduction to the concept of using diagnostic schema to solve complex medical problems, created for pre-clerkship students

Problem representation video (a deeper dive into the continuum, from the problem representation to the summary statement/one-liner/assessment, created for pre-clerkship students

Principles of small-group facilitation (part of the Bridges Curriculum series of educational videos, created for educators)   

Clinical Problem Solving (an online Coursera course by Catherine Lucey, MD). For additional questions regarding teaching clinical reasoning, contact Denise Connor, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine.
 

ARTICLES AND WEB PAGES 

Download a two-pager flyer about F2, for clinical supervisors.  

Learn more about Foundational Sciences (FS) in Foundations 2 (F2) (IDS 113), a new course in the Bridges Curriculum (an article describing how this year-long course builds on the integrated Foundations 1 curriculum)

Toolbox for teaching clinical reasoning (associated with the Journal of General Internal Medicine’s Exercises in Clinical Reasoning series) 

Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (contains resources for clinicians, educators, and researchers)

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FAQ sheets about Clinical Immersive Experiences (CIEx) and IDS 113

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