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WISE Courses WISE-OnCall


Part of NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Web Initiative for Surgical Education (WISE), the WISE-OnCall course prepares healthcare learners to care for patients based on presenting symptoms and physical findings. We use WISE-OnCall modules with incoming interns each year to standardize important patient safety procedures before they begin an internship at our school. WISE-OnCall ensures that all incoming interns, regardless of their previous training and experience, are equipped with a base level of knowledge required to ensure patient safety. The modules model professionalism with patients and between other professions through topics such as intradisciplinary teamwork, handling difficult conversations, and patient handoffs.

The modules prepare learners with structured clinical reasoning, building on foundational knowledge gained throughout their educational career. The following topics are covered in WISE-OnCall modules:

  • abdominal pain
  • acute pain management
  • certifying a death
  • chest pain
  • documentation for patient safety
  • dyspnea
  • fever and sepsis
  • hypertension
  • hypotension
  • loss of consciousness
  • lower extremity pain
  • oliguria

Wise-OnCall offers assessments of 10 of the 13 entrustable professional activities (EPAs) that all medical students should be able to perform upon entering residency, regardless of their future career specialty, per the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) guidelines.

Each module contains an overview of symptoms, review of potential causes, video simulation, and practice cases. Interactive checklists consisting of symptoms and vitals that learners can, among other actions, highlight, cross out, or bold, reinforce creating differential diagnoses.

Residency programs and medical schools use WISE-OnCall to train residents, assess proficiency, and document competency. Learn more about the key features of our WISE courses and how to subscribe.