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Ambulatory Telehealth Experience

Last Updated: April 28, 2020


Ambulatory Medicine Course Directors at The Medical College of Wisconsin designed a telehealth curriculum to engage medical students in clinical care relevant to the coronavirus pandemic and achieve key learning objectives while students remain "safer at home." Key learning objectives: 

  • Demonstrate independent problem-solving interventions based on patient information and preferences, up-to-date scientific evidence, and clinical judgment. 
  • Communicate effectively with patients and families across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues within one’s profession or specialty, other health professionals, and health-related agencies. 
  • Maintain comprehensive, timely, and accurate medical records. Gather essential and accurate information about patients and their conditions through history-taking, laboratory data, imaging, and other tests. 
  • Counsel and educate patients and their families to empower them to participate in their care and enable shared decision making. 
  • Apply social-behavioral sciences to provision of patient care, including assessment of the impact of psychosocial and cultural influences on health, disease, care-seeking, care compliance, and barriers to and attitudes toward care.


Joanne Bernstein, M.D., M.S.E., Medical College of Wisconsin (jbernstein@mcw.edu)
Cynthia Kay, M.D., M.S., Medical College of Wisconsin