DOCS 2021

Annual Meeting

DOCS in the Post-Step 2 CS world: 

Setting the Standard for

Clinical Skills Education

May 7, 2021, 12pm - 1pm EDT

Webinar with Dr. Henry Pohl:  "A Call To Action:  How Can We Collectively Measure The Outcome Of Clinical Skills Education?"

Dr. Henry Pohl leads this webinar discussion about moving forward after the discontinuation of USMLE 2 CS.  Dr. Pohl chaired the Standardized Patient Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners charged with developing a clinical skills examination for licensure from 1989 – 2004.  And, he chaired the Test Material Development Committee, USMLE 2CS 2006-2009.  During the webinar, Dr. Henry Pohl  shares his perspectives on the history of the USMLE 2 CS, implications of its discontinuation, and opportunities moving forward. This session included time to answer presubmitted member questions.


Audio recording

Session slides


July 9, 2021, 12pm EDT

Showcase:  "Lessons Learned:  Covid Curricular Changes That Are Here to Stay" - Innovations with Simulation Modalities Beyond SPs

August 13, 2021, 12pm EDT

Workshop:  Clinical Skills Teaching Tools/Best Practices/Faculty Development for Teaching Techniques - History, Physical Exam, Clinical Reasoning

Sept 10, 2021, 12pm EDT

Workshop:  Longitudinal Approach to Clinical Skills Assessments  (Content/Delivery/Faculty Rater Training/EPAS/Graduation Requirements/Institutional CS Replacement, etc.)

October 8, 2021, 12pm EDT

Workshop:  Remediation/Difficult Learner/Competency (High-Stakes) Exams/ Diagnosing the Learner/Feeding Forward/Clinical Coaching

November 4, 2021


7pm - 8pm EST:  DOCS Member Happy Hour

8pm - 9pm EST:  DOCS Mentoring Happy Hour


November 5, 2021, 11am - 4pm EST

Annual Business Meeting & Plenary:  Our annual business meeting, plenary, and programming event will be held remotely.  Additional details on programming for this meeting, including our plenary speaker, will be posted soon.


Showcase:  Note Writing:  Report out of Working Groups (time TBD)


December 10, 2021, 12pm EST

Workshop:  Incorporation of Health Systems Science Into Courses/Pre-Clinical Curriculum

Submissions to Present at DOCS 2021 


Share your clinical skills curriculum research and innovation work in a poster abstract, showcase, or workshop.

Poster Submissions

Workshop Submissions

Showcase Submissions

Meeting Registration


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