Tag Archives: Standardized Patient

T.G.I.F.

Soooo glad this week is over!  I had four quizzes, an OTM critique over rib diagnoses and treatments, and a case presentation for Infectious Diseases, so it was pretty busy.  I have an SP today and a block exam on … Continue reading

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Talk the Talk

One of my favorite things about medical school is the crazy amount of new words I am learning.  It has been a huge source of frustration at times, but ultimately, the English major inside of me gets a little sick … Continue reading

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New Semester

Spring break is over, and it is the start of a new semester.  I always have such high and lofty goals at the beginning of the semester…pay better attention in lectures, study more so I don’t have to cram before … Continue reading

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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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