Welcome to the Clinical Distinction Website.

In these pages you’ll find everything you need to launch yourself into your future….

Clinical Distinction, a learner-centered, third-year learning opportunity, was first offered in the 2016-2017 academic year. The foundation of the course is the AOA core competencies with the 14 entrustable professional activities used to demonstrate growth in those competencies. Students are tasked with self-evaluating and creating a project that meets their needs and ignites their passions.

In its first two years, Clinical Distinction received national recognition twice:

  • In 2017 AACOM’s Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME) conferred its annual Innovation in Medical Education Award in recognition of specific education innovations that have resulted in meaningful change at the developers’ institutions to Jennifer Weiss, DO, Associate Professor, for her innovation: Clinical Distinction: Advancing EPAs through a Required Year 3 Course.
  • In 2018 Glenn Davis MS Associate Professor and team members Jennifer Weiss, DO, Teresita Menini, MD, Howard Feinberg, DO and Walter Hartwig, PhD, were awarded The Innovations in Medical Education Stephen Abrahamson Award for Innovation for the Clinical Distinction abstract, submitted at the Innovations in Medical Education Conference at USC.

But what’s truly more noteworthy are the inspiring projects students have created with this opportunity. Be sure to check out the gallery of projects (coming soon) and the sample project description page.

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You are sure to be impressed with what TUCOM students can do given a chance to soar.

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