Principles of Clinical Medicine (PCM)

Principles of Clinical Medicine (PCM) is a required course for first- and second-year OHSU medical students that includes the knowledge and skills required for medical students to become competent, professional physicians and leaders. It is administered by the PCM Leadership Team

PCM reinforces basic science material. The philosophy is based on the principle that students will take increased responsibility for their education and achieve skills required for life-long learning. The course is taught in a number of learning environments. 

The preceptorship component of PCM is the cornerstone of the curriculum.  It allows students to apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes to real patients. The experience has an ambulatory-care focus with emphasis on continuity of care.

For more information about the Principles of Clinical Medicine course please check out our Web site.


Course Directors

Dr. BiagioliFrances Biagioli, MD
Associate Director of FM Medical Student Education
PCM Preceptorship Director
PCM Leadership Team


deorio101513Nicole DeIorio, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
PCM Leadership Team|Course Director

devoe101513Meg Devoe, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
OHSU Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
PCM Leadership Team|Course Director




dillman101513Dawn Dillman, MD
Associate Professor
Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
Director of Student Affairs
PCM Leadership Team|Course Director



sally101513Scott Sallay, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of Inpatient Informatics
PCM Leadership Team|Course Director