Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) Facilitators work with the same group of medical students for the first two years of medical school. They also serve as academic advisers for the students during this time.
Small groups consist of two facilitators and meet with nine to ten students throughout the year. Facilitators are not expected to be content experts but are provided a guide to follow and training during a noon meeting prior to each small group session. Learning in the small group differs from lecture, requiring the students to work together, communicate with others, and try out new ideas and skills.
Small groups are a place for the students to learn interviewing skills, express their ideas in a safe environment, and provide encouragement and feedback for their fellow group members. Often they are joined by standardized patients with increasingly challenging scripts. Occasionally guests from the community join the groups.
M1 ICE Small Groups:
M1 small groups meet on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m. throughout the semester. M1 groups include areas such as:
- Interview skills
- Mood disorders
- The physician-patient relationship
- Human development and behavior in illness
- The family system in health and illness
- Human sexuality and sexual history taking
M2 ICE Small Groups:
M2 small groups meet on Mondays from 2:00 – 3:50 p.m. throughout the semester. M2 groups include areas such as:
- Patient education/behavior change
- Geriatrics and end of life decisions
- Difficult patient situations
- Addiction medicine
- Income and health
- Working with interpreters
Physical Diagnosis Small Groups:
There are eleven Physical Diagnosis small group sessions over the course of the entire year. M2 small groups meet on Wednesday afternoons for 1.5 hours. This time is somewhat flexible within the physician and students’ schedules. The sessions are:
- Patient presentation/medical record
- Introduction to H&P
- Complete H&P
- Ears, Nose, Throat
If you are interested in working as an ICE Facilitator please contact Ron Bechdolt, ICE Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 559-8689.
ICE facilitation is recognized as teaching effort.