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Patient Interviews

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Seph09, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Seph09

    Seph09 New Member
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    This is probably a stupid question...

    Do patient interivews get any easier? For the past year I've always been really nervous with any kind of patient interaction. With MS2 starting up in a few weeks, I'm just trying to find out a way lose the 'butterflies' and focus on the patient (whether they be standarized or not!).

    Thanks.
     
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  3. MirrorTodd

    MirrorTodd It's a gas.
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    Seems like it would get easier with time. Talking to people is a learned behavior I think. With more experience and time, you'll get better at it.
     
  4. vwhan

    vwhan Senior Member
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    It definetely does. I remembered getting butterflies when I was an MSI and II. After 3rd year (when you do tons of interviews) it becomes much easier. You also learn the appropriate questions to ask with more experience.
     

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