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Concept Integration and Review (CIR)

This is a 5-week block in 3rd year, after Clerkship ends and just before the students graduate and write their MCCQE Part 1 licensing exam.  

The purposes of the unit:

  • To help students review and synthesize important concepts;
  • To provide an opportunity for students to practice answering multiple choice and key-features questions before the MCCQE Part 1 exam;  
  • To review some presentations that might challenge students as new residents.

As a consequence of the changes being proposed in the curriculum renewal process, students will more likely enter the CIR block feeling that their knowledge and skills are consolidating and that they feeling well-prepared to write the Taken collectively, the curricular changes aim to help medical students more effectively build, consolidate, and integrate their knowledge and skills, thus offering an opportunity to measurably enhance students’ clinical transfer of concepts introduced in the pre-clinical curriculum, increase student readiness for clerkship, and improve student performance on high stakes summative examinations such as the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 1, thereby positioning graduates with the capability to provide responsive and dynamic patient-centered care as they continue on their professional journeys.

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