Welcome to the Duke LIC, where imagination meets innovation.
The Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) model, already influential nationally and internationally, completely restructures students’ (and their patients’) experience of caregiving. This patient-centered redesign eliminates the traditional, short “block rotations.” Instead, students learn the core skills of doctoring by following a large panel of patients longitudinally, over substantial time. Students see patients through all phases of diagnosis and treatment, including hospitalizations, discharge follow-up and even home visits.
For further reading about LIC programs:
- Graduates' Perceptions of Learning Affordances in Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships: A Dual-Institution, Mixed-Methods Study.
- Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships for Medical Students: An innovation Adopted by Medical Schools in Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United States.
- Creating a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship with Mutual Benefits for an Academic Medical Center and a Community Health System.
- Following a Patient's Care Over Many Months Enriches Clerkship Training.
- AAMC: Number of Medical Schools Offering Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships
- A Typology of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships