Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Medicine (2022/2023)
12.3 Phase 3


Patient III

has students build on their knowledge obtained from the themes presented in Phase 1 and 2 and encounter new themes that integrate physician competencies and clinical skills with basic and clinical sciences as they relate to common clinical encounters and patient symptoms.

CH: 36


Clinical Skills III

has students advance their assessment skills of patients who have chronic health issues. They will develop verbal and written communication skills required for patient-centered care.

AR: attendance is required


Physician Competencies III

continues to develop student competencies in the non-medical expert physician roles of scholar, communicator, collaborator, advocate, leader and professional in the context of the patient, family and physician within health care systems.


Phase 4 Preparation

introduces students to skills required to succeed in their clinical experiences to achieve a level of competency for Phase 4.

AR: attendance is required


Community Engagement III

places students in physicians’ practices to further experience interactions among patients, their family physician and the health care system when presenting with a change in health status. Through a variety of sessions, students will also explore other community health related topics.

AR: attendance is required

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).