ICE I & II

Initial Clinical Experiences

Initial Clinical Experience I

Initial Clinical Experiences (ICE) I is an ambulatory clerkship during the first year of medical school in which students are paired with three discipline-specific, physician faculty preceptors. Building upon their EMT training and our early communications and physical diagnosis curriculum, students then spend one half-day per week in a preceptor’s office actively participating in patient care. Preceptors for ICE I are drawn from three core disciplines: general medicine (internal medicine or family medicine), surgery, and obstetrics & gynecology,  coordinated temporally with the integrated curricular classroom themes. Students have continuity relationships with both preceptors and patients during ICE I and through these relationships, learning occurs. Each student also participates in two “Flex” sessions during ICE I, selecting from ER, house calls, eICU telemedicine, corporate medicine, anesthesia, endoscopy, and ambulance runs or working with a preceptor of their choice.

Guiding Principles

Each individual student is paired with five discipline-specific, physician faculty preceptors in the following core disciplines: general medicine (internal medicine or family medicine), surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology and psychiatry.

ICE ambulatory practices are all part of Northwell Health and students are assigned to one of the following sites: Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, Glen Cove Hospital, Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, ProHealth, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and Southside Hospital.


Initial Clinical Experience II

Initial Clinical Experiences (ICE) II is an ambulatory clerkship during the second year of medical school in which students are paired with two discipline-specific, physician faculty preceptors. Building upon their experiences actively participating in patient care during ICE I, students work with preceptors in pediatrics and psychiatry. These clinical experiences complement our second-year integrated curricular classroom themes in immunology, microbiology, infectious diseases, neurology and psychiatry. Each student also participates in three “Flex” sessions during ICE II, selecting from: ER, house calls, eICU telemedicine, corporate medicine, anesthesia, endoscopy, and ambulance runs or working with a preceptor of their choice.

 

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