This course series is taught in the first year (OMS-I). These courses will lay the foundation for physical exam skills, which will be reinforced and expanded upon in the second year and then further honed while on clinical rotations. The focus of these courses will be on understanding and developing the tools and skills necessary to conduct a thorough and complete patient encounter, including history and physical exam as appropriate for the patient being examined. The goal of these courses is to instill in the student the skill and confidence to be competent in the clinical environment. This class will have a clinical focus and include a variety of simulation experience.