DOCS has an active and very helpful listserv where members ask questions and share ideas about how to handle issues with their students, faculty, course, curriculum, or institution. (The listserv is different from the newsletter.)

While membership in DOCS is encouraged, it is not required of those using the listserv.

To subscribe to the listserv send an email to: In the body of the message (not the subject line) enter:

Subscribe docs (your first name) (your last name)

The list below gives a taste of just some of the topics discussed in the DOCS listserv community:

  • Accommodating disabled students

  • Attendance policies

  • Clinical competence committees

  • Clinical site variability and LCME requirements

  • Compensation for community preceptors and criteria for promotions review

  • Electronic health record chart biopsy

  • End of year 2 competency OSCE

  • Helping students with inappropriate patients

  • Incorporating the electronic record into the curriculum

  • Interprofessional education in doctoring courses

  • Physical exam skills practice during MS 1 year

  • Peer-to-peer clinical skills practice

  • Post encounter notes

  • Remediation after OSCEs

  • Social determinants of health curricula

  • Standardized patient program resources

  • Step 2 CS preparation

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 Directors of Clinical Skills Courses