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 will be leading 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 will share his perspectives on the history of the USMLE 2 CS, implications of its discontinuation, and opportunities moving forward. This session will include plenty of time for member questions.


Submit your questions in advance of the session here.


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June 4, 2021, 12pm EDT

Showcase:  "Creating Diversity in Clinical Cases/Evaluating Content-Utilizing Tools to Mitigate Bias"


July 9, 2021, 12pm EDT

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

August 6, 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 1, 2021, 12pm EDT

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

November 5, 2021, 11am - 2pm EDT

Annual Business Meeting & Plenary:  Our annual Business Meeting, Plenary, and Programming event will be held remotely on November 5, 2021.  We hope to announce our Plenary Speaker very soon.

November 5, 2021 (Time TBD)

Showcase:  Note Writing Showcase:  Report out of Working Groups

December 3, 2021, 12pm EST

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

 Poster, Workshop, & Showcase Submissions  - Share your clinical skills curriculum research and innovation work in a poster abstract, showcase, or workshop.

Meeting Registration coming soon!  Check back here soon for details on how to register.