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Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE)

Year 1 - Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience

A curriculum built on collaboration between Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Nursing, and Yale Physician Associate Program

The Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) is designed to prepare first-year health professional students to function effectively in the clinical environment. The structure and content of the curriculum is based on the needs of our current healthcare and academic environment. The Yale School of Nursing (YSN), in conjunction with the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and the Yale Physician Associate (PA) program, faculty guide groups of students in planned interprofessional clinical experiences in a consistent clinical setting. Experiences are designed to help students begin to build a working knowledge of the clinical environment, health care organizations, and to learn to work effectively as part of the interprofessional healthcare team. Experiences will also include planned group meetings designed to teach patient and family centered interviewing, physical examination skills, clinical reasoning, teamwork, and factors that impact health and the health care delivery system.

Program Goal

We believe that providing outstanding care for your future patients requires learning with, from, and about other healthcare professional students early in your training. You will accomplish this by working together to develop your clinical skills, knowledge and attitudes.*

Learning Objectives:

During the ILCE students will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to learn with, from and about each other by:
    • being present for all sessions
    • engaging with their team and site members
    • listening respectfully
    • contributing to each activity
    • showing integrity and humility
    • understanding roles and responsibilities of other healthcare professionals
  • Apply key communication skills to conduct patient- and family-centered interviewing.
  • Gain exposure to the physical examination in the clinical setting.
  • Demonstrate the basic principles of the oral presentation.
  • Develop clinical reasoning skills by identifying the salient parts of the history and physical and begin to consider differential diagnoses.
* In conjunction with each school's individual plan of study.

ILCE Director

ILCE Section Leaders

ILCE Administrative Team

For more information, please contact:

Tracy Chidsey
Clinical Coach Coordinator

Margaret (Peg) Gallagher
Simulation Coordinator

Danette Morrison
ILCE Program Coordinator