DOCS seeks to advance the clinical skills of medical students. It does this by:
closely connecting its members to share best teaching practices
undertaking robust medical education research and commentary on clinical skills education
partnering with other like-minded medical educational organizations
DOCS allows vital networking of its members via its popular annual meetings, its quarterly newsletters, its vibrant listserv and website, and its active committees, mentoring, and special interest groups.
Clinical skills courses at 75% of U.S. allopathic medical schools are represented by the nearly 500 DOCS members. About half are active voting members who can also run for elected office.