Comprehensive Clinical Assessment

Comprehensive Clinical Assessment

Comprehensive Clinical Assessments (CCAs) are high-stakes, multi-station examinations involving Standardized Patients (SPs), standardized faculty, physical findings patients, lab interpretations, and post-encounter exercises such as notes, oral case presentations and other assessments. The assessments are designed to provide a summative evaluation of student knowledge and performance related to physical examinations, lab interpretations, history taking, and communication skills. The CCAs for medical students occur at the conclusion of the second year (M2) and the beginning of the fourth-year (M4). Students must pass the CCAs to advance to the next phase of their medical training.

The staff and faculty associated with the CCAs are responsible for the design, development, and administration of the M2 and M4 high-stakes assessments. Chief amongst their duties are: development and testing of evaluation instruments, recruitment and training of standardized patients, coordinating assessment schedules, applying innovative test-taking technologies, and remediating students.

To learn more, please visit the M2 CCA and M4 CCA websites or contact a staff member listed below:

M2 CCA
Denise Beson
Administrative Director of the M2 Comprehensive Clinical Assessment
Phone: 734- 615-2991
E-mail: besond@umich.edu

Michael Lukela, M.D.
Faculty Director of the M2 Comprehensive Clinical Assessment
Phone: 734-936-4385
E-mail: mlukela@umich.edu

M4 CCA
Carrie Bernat
Administrative Director of the M4 Comprehensive Clinical Assessment
Phone: 734-647-5597
E-mail: cbernat@umich.edu

Mary Hernandez, M.D., M.S.
Faculty Director of the M4 Comprehensive Clinical Assessment
Phone: 734-763-7512
E-mail: maryeb@umich.edu

Neuroscience Hospital Building 2
Floor 7

Faculty and Staff Directory (Comprehensive Clinical Assessment)