A Guide to Clinical Exposure in Pre-Clinical Years

In my preclinical years, I found that the key to not losing myself in the lists of factors that all sounded like slight variations of the exact same made-up word, was to spend time in the clinical setting. Clinical exposure in your preclinical years can introduce you to the vocabulary that you will learn to use as a second language in your clinical years. You can learn to interact with patients in a meaningful way that also gets you comfortable in your white coat. You can learn and fine-tune skills, get exposure to multiple specialties, and get a nice clinical correlation to what you’re learning in class.

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