Officially founded in 2011, the purpose of the Directors of Clinical Skills Courses (DOCS) is to build a cohesive and productive international consortium of educators who direct, teach in, or administer clinical skills courses for medical students.
We aim to promote scholarship, establish best practices, and encourage the exchange of ideas across the continuum of clinical skills education.
The conception and very early history of DOCS is described in detail in the following paper:
Taylor JS, Hunter N, Basaviah P, Mintz M. Developing a national collaborative of medical educators who lead clinical skills courses. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2012; 24:4, 361-364.