Clinical Skills Passports

It has been recognized nationally that graduating medical students have few clinical skills evaluated by attending physicians. The clerkship directors at the University of Virginia School of Medicine worked together to determine the clinical skills most important for all medical students to learn competently. These skills were divided among the various clerkships and each clerkship developed a "Clinical Skills Passport" that the student is required to have filled out by the end of the rotation.

Clinical Skills Passport responsibilities:



Why is the passport so short? An effort has been made to limit duplication of items on the passports between different clerkships. Many of the skills commonly used in evaluation of Family Medicine patients are included on the Clinical Skills Passports of the Medicine, Pediatric, Ob-Gyn, Psychiatry, and Surgery passports and are not found on the Family Medicine passport.
Link to passport Text Version

Module 6 : Teaching the "Family Medicine Clinical Competencies"