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SCOPE - Year 3 Overview

SCOPE in Year 3

In a typical week, you will spend one half-day in seeing a regularly assigned patient panel. You will be the primary provider for your patients and are expected to perform all aspects of their care including:

  • Rooming patients & obtaining vitals

  • Performing a history and physical

  • Developing an assessment and plan

  • Presenting to faculty and writing notes

  • Following up on labs and referrals

Other year 3 activities

  • Team meeting on the third Friday of each period with all SCOPE students and faculty

  • Small group "check-in" time

  • Didactics on a clinically relevant topic (motivational interviewing, health literacy, etc.)

Other aspects of SCOPE

  • Monthly written assignments (including reflective essays, H&Ps, and clinical learning issues)

  • Creating and implementing a Quality Improvement Project

  • You'll be assigned a faculty champion who will give you feedback on your written assignments and serve as a mentor

You are required to be at the SCOPE clinic for 11 of the 13 periods in the academic year. You can use your two off-periods as vacation time or to take away electives/clerkships. SCOPE is open to Galveston and Houston-based students; unfortunately for now we don't have any SCOPE clinics in Austin.