Tag Archives: Standardized Patient

A Long Week

The past few weeks have brought a lot of new challenges.  Last week we began our last dissection in anatomy – the head and neck region.  We started off by skinning the face and dissecting the eyeball.  I know it … Continue reading

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Deciding What’s Important

Today we had our first lecture on the female genitourinary exam.  It is part of a class called “The Complete DOctor,” which is where we learn all the basic skills involved in being a physician, such as taking a history … Continue reading

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The Standardized Patient

I recently read a hilarious article that was written by someone who spent some time acting as a “standardized patient.”  A “standardized patient” is someone who is paid to act as a patient so inexperienced medical students can perform histories … Continue reading

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My First “Patient”

There are a lot of “firsts” in med school.  First day of classes.  First day of dissection.  First time palpating.  First peek at our cadavers.  First time doing an ultrasound.  First block exam.  Etc.  Well, today we had our first … Continue reading

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