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Primary Clinical Skills: Home

About this Guide

The Primary Clinical Skills (PCS) LibGuide allows students to easily access PCS materials or information that is available to students. The tabs in the navigation bar refer to the available information. Use the drop down arrow next to the tabs to navigate to additional resources such as videos, lab guides, textbooks, etc.  

Announcements/Alerts

OMS-I class will have their first OSCE on campus this week. Wish them luck!

PCS Technical Support

You can now use this email to reach PCS course support. Note, this is a separate address from the PCS Course Directors email. Use this link for concerns with SIM IQ, zoom, etc.

Sign Up Sheets

Please remember to review the PES availability calendar, then email Ms. Zorn to confirm and hold your PES time slot. 

Events

ACOM Ashford Clinic

Diagnostic Equipment

 

  • Your equipment has a full student warranty.
  • Contact The Medical Store for any concerns with your equipment.

Send Us Your Pictures

Click here to send us your best PCS photos!

PCS Photos

PCS TBL Interviews

SIM Lab

PCS TBL

2019 OSCEr

Suture Workshop

PCS TBL Interviews

SIM Lab

ACOM SIM Competition 2019

ACOM SIM Competition Team Cotard's Delusionals

Clinical Think Box

IMAGE CHALLENGE via The New England Journal of Medicine

An 82-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of generalized weakness and altered mental status. He was started on empiric treatment for meningitis, but he continued to have progressive neurologic decline with the development of seizures, and died 9 days later. Autopsy of the brain showed liquefactive necrosis. Microscopy is as shown. What is the diagnosis?  

Clink the link below to submit your answer and see if you are correct. 

Email ACOM PCS Course Directors

Attention: You can now email both PCS Course directors at once by clicking the above link, or typing ACOM PCS Course Directors” in to the “To” line of your email. Please start doing this so that Drs. Carter and Clemmons will all be aware of student concerns.

Week at a Glance - Year 1

Monday, November 23

OSCE Review: Your OSCE 2 videos, SOAP notes, and rubrics will be available for review in SIM iQ from 8:00 AM on Monday, November 23 until 8:00 AM on Tuesday, November 24.  You must submit any OSCE grading concerns to the PCS course director e-mail no later than 8:00 AM on Tuesday, November 24.

Tuesday, November 24

DSA: Nose & Throat Examination

There will not be a Week-At-A-Glance sent next week so I’ve included the PCS events for the rest of the semester below.

AFTER THANKSGIVING BREAK:

Thursday, December 3 at 8:00 AM – Nose & Throat Virtual Skills Lab on Zoom.  Everyone will log into Zoom at 8:00 CT.  The session should only last about 30 minutes.  You may want to take your diagnostic kit with you if you are not planning to return to Dothan after the Thanksgiving break so you practice with friends or family during or after this lab session.

Friday, December 11 – PCS Written Exam, 9-15 questions

  • 3-5 from the Examination of the Abdomen
  • 6-10 from Examination of the head, ears and neck lecture and the nose and throat DSA

PCS-I Exam Schedule:

  • Exam 5 (with Molecular Medicine Exam #4): 9-15 questions, 3-5 from Examination of the Abdomen, 3-5 from Examination of the Head, Ears, and Neck, 3-5 from Nose & Throat Examination

Week at a Glance - Year 2

Monday, November 23

SIM 13- See SEAMed for date, time, and location

Tuesday, November 24

DSA: Renal Cases

PCS COMBANK Quiz due at 11:00 PM CT

There will not be a Week-At-A-Glance sent next week so I’ve included the PCS events for the rest of the semester below.

AFTER THANKSGIVING BREAK:

Thursday, December 3 – OSCE 2 via Zoom – More information to come after Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, December 9 – PCS Written Exam, 12-18 questions

  • 3-5 from the Approach to the GU Patient
  • 6-10 from Macleod’s Renal Chapter
  • 3 from the Renal Cases DSA

Don’t forget to take your white coats with you for OSCE 2 if you don’t plan to return to Dothan after Thanksgiving break!

PCS-III Exam Schedule:

  • Exam 6 (with Renal Exam #2): 12-18 questions, 3-5 from Approach to the GU Patient lecture, 6-10 from Macleod’s Renal chapter, 3 from Renal Case Studies DSA

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