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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.  


Good Luck on Your Exams this Week!

Sign Up Sheets

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


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Diagnostic Equipment


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

Send Us Your Pictures

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PCS Photos

PCS TBL Interviews



2019 OSCEr

Suture Workshop

PCS TBL Interviews


ACOM SIM Competition 2019

ACOM SIM Competition Team Cotard's Delusionals

Clinical Think Box

IMAGE CHALLENGE via The New England Journal of Medicine

A 26-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 2-month history of an altered sense of taste associated with malaise, weight loss, and muscle cramps. Physical examination showed white, sharply demarcated, adherent plaques on the sides of the tongue. 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

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020 9:00 a.m. (Zoom)

Lecture: Patient Centered Interviewing


Thursday, Aug 13, 2020  8:00 OR 10:00 (Zoom)

Small Groups: Patient Centered Interviewing

Prior to the session (in SEAMed):
Review the Student Guide located under the materials tab on this session page.
Please be on time!!

No assignment due this week.

Friday, Aug 14, 2020 8:00 (Exam)

Questions will be from the lectures on Communication, Imaging, Labs and Patient-Centered Interviewing.

There will be 3-5 questions per lecture for a total of 12-16 questions.

Week at a Glance - Year 2

Monday, Aug 10, 2020 (Exam)

8 PCS questions:

  • 4 on Assessment and Plan
  • 4 on Oral Presentation

Review of the material in the lectures/PowerPoints and participation in the accompanying two small groups should adequately prepare you to answer these 8 questions.

Monday and Wednesday, Aug 10/12, 2020  (SIM)

Please make sure to check your scheduled date, time AND location for each SIM event.


Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020 11:00 (Zoom)

Lecture: SOAP Note


Thursday, August 13, 2020  1:00 (Zoom)

TBL: SOAP Note. We currently plan to have an iRat/gRat.

Suggestion Box

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