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Ezekiel20

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Dear all

Just thought it might be fun to start a thread and see which clinical skills have been taught to 1st years already.

As far as 1st year med students go, I may have a slight advantage because I am in my final week of year 1 (Most parts of the world start their year in Feb and finish in Nov each year).

So here's my list:

- IV cannulation (inserting drips)
- venepuncture (taking blood for labs)
- intubation (never tried on a real patient though..)
- basic life support (duh..!)
- taking blood pressure..
- performing cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, hematological, orthopedic exams
- auscultations of the heart, timing murmurs, extra heart sounds etc (part of CV exam really..)
- taking histories in the above mentioned areas
- taking a 12-lead ECG (a.k.a EKG)

That's it from me, so tell me what you've been taught :)

Ezekiel
 

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The digital rectal exam.

My boyfriend complained a bit at first, but I explained how he was helping humankind and he had to admit I had a good point.

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He just complained for show. If I were you I would question as to why he asked you to use 3 fingers. :eek:
 
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Dr.Dijlah

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1, History and physical examination of all systems but I feel that I am still laking In CVS exam.
2,Intramuscular injections , venopuncture.
3,blood pressure>
4,per rectal and per vaginal examination..
5,I have helped in labour and got to do an episiotomy.

nice thread Ezekiel20 :)
 

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We learned where to listen for the S1 and S2 heart sounds, and had an optional hour lunch to learn how to take blood pressure, but that was about it.

I can, however, rattle off enzyme names pertaining to nearly every metabolic pathway in the human body. Impressed?

Neither am I. :sleep:
 

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They taught us how to conduct a medical interview, auscultation (heart/lungs/carotids), palpation of chest/neck, percussion, blood pressure. I'm in a problem based learning program, so we also pick up random things like blood sugar testing, Lachman's test, reflex tests, cranial nerve tests, et cetera. So far, we've had only same-sex groups, but next year, we have mixed-sex groups...which should be interesting (read: humiliating for fat chicks).
 

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In curriculum: Histories

Through electives and seminars: basic cardio exam, fundoscopy, abdo exam, some bits of neuro exam
 

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suturing. lacerations provided by pigs' feet from the supermarket (i always wondered who bought those things......)
 
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