Applied Clinical Knowledge and USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Bootcamp Summer 2018

Program Lead:

Dr. Don Penney, MD, MSC, FACEP

Recipient of "Top Surgeons in America" award  by Consumer Research Council of America for 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013

Offered to:

Active AUIS School of Medicine students

Limited MD Year 3 and 4 Medical students from other institutions

Memory is the key to success

Dates and Location:

4th-29th June 2018

Monday-Friday with some Saturdays.

Greater Atlanta Area

Registration and Cost:

AUIS students:

4 weeks of Clinical Clerkship Tuition  

$2,000 USD for external students and AUIS clinical students finished with rotations

May 1, 2018 Deadline

Purpose and Outline:

The 4-week workshop is offered as an Elective Clinical Clerkship or Pre-Clerkship training.

The four modules run horizontally through the 4 week program and include:

  1. The Clinical Encounter:

Organ-System Lectures, Physical Examination and OSCE by specialists.

  1. Essential Radiology

  2. Advanced Clinical Skills training

  3. ACLS and BLS Certification

Informative Video:


Documentation and Certification on Successful Completion of Workshop

More Information:




Intended outcomes

The Clinical Encounter:

Lectures, Physical Examination and OSCE

Sessions to be led by invited Specialists in their field(s).

Neurosurgeon, Pulmonologist, Intensivists, Rheumatologist, Orthopedic surgeon, among others.

Use of Standardized patients.

Assessment and documentation of proper history taking and physical examination techniques qualifying the student for Step 2 CS success

Essential Radiology

A radiology lecture series on CT, MRI, Chest, Abdominal X-rays interpretation by a Radiologist that will address current common student weaknesses.

Lectures will be supported with discussions of case studies and real patient scenarios and slides.

A complete radiology review prior to starting most clerkship(s).

Advanced Clinical Skills training

US Licensed and practising physician(s) on:

Suturing; Intravenous Therapy; Phlebotomy; Advanced airway /Intubation; Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery; Lumbar Puncture (Adult & Child); Central, femoral and other Lines; Scrub Lab/Aseptic Technique

Utilizing simulators students will learn and demonstrate the proper techniques for each of these advanced skills

ACLS and BLS certification

Led by Instructors trained with the American Heart and Lung Association

Year 3 students require ACLS /BLS certification prior to beginning their clerkship


  • Documentation and Certification

    • To be included for student transcripts and MSPE on successful completion of the full program.

    • Recording of the EPAs that have been met

  • Guaranteed pass on the Canadian or USMLE Step 2 CS exam, as long as the student follows the guidelines and format as demonstrated by D. Penney MD