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Performing a standarized patient exam

Discussion in 'Physical Therapy' started by Cyrus44, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Cyrus44

    Cyrus44 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I dont know if any other schools do this. My school is requiring us to preform a full exam on a patient without knowing the diagnosis (so in other words it could be anything muscle, neuro, cardio). History, special tests, diagnosis, prognosis, etc in 30-45 mins. Oh yeh and answer 3 random questions from the patient They are having us do it at the medical school with real patients and video taping us because the teachers arent going to be in the room with us. We have 2 attempts to past or we get kicked out. This isnt your normal practical.

    So i was wondering if anyone else had to go through this in PT school.
     
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  3. PT2MD

    PT2MD Hold my beer... 2+ Year Member

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    You'd be suprised how often you get a patient with little to no information to go on. Sounds like a good practical. Relax and you'll do fine. I doubt your objective in the practical is to "diagnose" the patient's problem...or am I wrong? If so that would be an odd practical. My guess is that they want you to perform a systematic history.
     
  4. Cyrus44

    Cyrus44 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yeh i just did it today, it went well.
     

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