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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:
- 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