Workshop 1: Interview of the Healthy Patient Learning Objectives and Outcomes
• Learn the format of the medical interview: o Chief complaint o History of present illness (HPI) o Past medical history, which includes
■ Psychiatric o Family history o Personal/social history o Review of systems
• Learn the interview of a healthy patient.
• Practice oral presentation skills for the history.
• Review the "write-up" of the history.
1. PRIOR to the workshop, conduct an interview with a healthy patient. (Ask another classmate, friend, or family member. The information will remain confidential.)
2. Discuss the format of a good oral presentation (Box 1).
3. Verbally present the interview to your class or assigned workshop group (5 minutes per presentation).
4. Submit the write-up of your interview to your faculty preceptor by the end of the workshop.
Box 1: Tips for a Great Verbal Presentation
• Aim for your presentation to be no longer than 5 minutes (3 minutes for the history, 2 for the physical examination).
• Use notes, but maintain good eye contact with your listeners.
• Remember, the history is subjective (what the patient says), and the examination is objective (what you observe).
• Do not include everything in the oral presentation that you present in your write-up. Be selective!
History of Present Illness (HPI) • Patient's age, sex, occupation
• Symptoms (or immediate cause of admission)
• Chronology and the seven characteristics of the current symptoms:
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