Posted: April 28, 2020

Ambulatory Telehealth Experience


Ambulatory Medicine Course Directors at The Medical College of Wisconsin designed a telehealth curriculum to engage medical students in clinical care relevant to the coronavirus pandemic and achieve key learning objectives while students remain "safer at home." Key learning objectives: 

  • Demonstrate independent problem-solving interventions based on patient information and preferences, up-to-date scientific evidence, and clinical judgment. 
  • Communicate effectively with patients and families across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues within one’s profession or specialty, other health professionals, and health-related agencies. 
  • Maintain comprehensive, timely, and accurate medical records. Gather essential and accurate information about patients and their conditions through history-taking, laboratory data, imaging, and other tests. 
  • Counsel and educate patients and their families to empower them to participate in their care and enable shared decision making. 
  • Apply social-behavioral sciences to provision of patient care, including assessment of the impact of psychosocial and cultural influences on health, disease, care-seeking, care compliance, and barriers to and attitudes toward care.


Joanne Bernstein, M.D., M.S.E., Medical College of Wisconsin
Cynthia Kay, M.D., M.S., Medical College of Wisconsin


Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)


Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Patient Care

Resource Type(s)

Patient – Receiving Clinical Care

Instructional Method(s)

Clinical Experience- Ambulatory


Telehealth, Ambulatory, Population Health Management