In FLEX Phase, learners choose a selective scholarly concentration that best meets their educational needs, professional interests and career aspirations. Learners achieve distinction in one of the following scholarly concentration pathways: Research Track, Health Humanities Track, Global Health Track and Physician as Teacher Track. Alternatively, students who are eligible may apply for an existing accelerated pathway that leads to earlier graduation and entry into a residency position at MUSC (a parallel track approved by LCME).
FLEX Phase Overall Objectives
1) Develop skills for self-directed and lifelong learning.
2) Demonstrate strategies for analyzing, identifying and improving personal deficiencies in knowledge and skills by setting learning and improvement goals.
3) Define a scholarly question.
4) Incorporate constructive feedback.
5) Retrieve, critically appraise, and integrate current, evidence‐ or research-based biomedical information into patient care, clinical decision-making, or scholarly work.
6) Make judgments and draw conclusions based on evidence.
7) Apply the foundational principles of hypothesis-driven inquiry to patient care.
8) Apply foundational principles of service‐learning with reflection on outcomes for patients and populations.
9) Communicate effectively with patients, families, colleagues, and the public through the use of active listening and appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written skills.
10) Prepare an oral presentation of their project and communicate their findings to their peers at the end of the program and at other institutional forums.