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MD curriculum


  • Communication & History Taking: Learning Through Listening 
  • Communication & History Taking: Interview, Process & Content 
  • Communication & History Taking: Integration & Past Medical History 
  • Communication & History Taking: Responding to Strong Emotions 
  • Communication & History Taking: Exploring Sexual & Sensitive Topics 
  • Communication & History Taking: Motivational Interviewing 
  • Physical Exam Skills: General Survey & Cardiac Exam 
  • Physical Exam Skills: HEENT Exam 
  • Physical Exam Skills: Chest Exam 
  • Physical Exam Skills: Abdominal Exam 
  • Physical Exam Skills: Musculoskeletal Exam 
  • Physical Exam Skills: Neurologic Exam


  • Physical Exam Session: General Appearance, Vital Signs & HEENT Exam 
  • Physical Exam Session: Musculoskeletal  (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand) 
  • Physical Exam Session: Musculoskeletal  (Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot) 
  • Physical Exam Session: Musculoskeletal and Neurologic of the Spine  
  • Physical Exam Session: Abdominal Exam 
  • Physical Exam Session: Cardiac & Vascular Exam 
  • Physical Exam Session: Pulmonary Exam 
  • Physical Exam Session: Neurologic Exam 
  • Physical Exam Session: Psychiatric Mental Status Exam 
  • Physical Exam Session: The Male Exam 
  • Physical Exam Session: The Female Exam 
  • Physical Exam Session: The Breast Exam 
  • Medical History Taking: The Focused Interview 
  • Medical History Taking: The Focused Interview with Summary Statement 
  • Medical History Taking: Complete History & Physical 
  • Clinical Reasoning: Summary Statement 
  • Clinical Reasoning: Oral Presentation 
  • Communication Session: Adolescent Interview 
  • Communication Session: Depressed Elder

MD1 and MD2

  • Six simulations conducted each academic year giving clinical context to the basic sciences curriculum 

Simulation and Interprofessional Education (SIPEC)

Simulation and Interprofessional Education (SIPEC) is a collaboration with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, University of Scranton, Marywood University and Misericordia University. Third-year medical students, upper-level nursing students and social work students come together in a simulation to understand the roles of an Interprofessional team which leads to patient safety.

2013-2014: Pilot of 10 students 
2014-2015: 145 students 
2015-2016: 243 students 
2016-2017: 192 students 
2017-2018: 194 students
2018-2019: 201 students