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Early Clinical Experience

Our educational philosophy prioritizes emotionally-connected patient care, and we prepare our students for this approach from their first days. They experience frequent face-to-face interactions with patients in clinical settings though the Foundations of Clinical Medicine Course, service-learning programs such as La Casita de la Salud, a student-run clinic in East Harlem; and with a standardized patient pool in our Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. These hands-on experiences equip our students with strong interpersonal and clinical foundations on which to build their educations and careers.