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Introduction to Clinical Medicine/History Taking

Introduction to Clinical Medicine/History Taking

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Daniel Myers, MPH, Amy Ehrlich, MPH, Susan Coupey, MPH
AAMC/John A. Hartford Foundation
John A. Hartford Foundation
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This product is used for first year medical students who will complete an "Introduction to Clinical Medicine/History Taking" course within a specialized geriatrics program. This program is similar to the several other specialized history-taking courses offered at our institution.

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The goal is for the students to acquire the basic skills that are utilized in clinical encounters with patients. The Objectives are:

  1. Learn to obtain a complete medical history from an elderly patient.
  2. Appreciate the complex factors involved in maintaining independence for an elderly patient, including their functional status and social support network.
  3. Evaluate the mental status of an elderly patient using the Folstein Mini-Mental Status Examination.
  4. Understand the role of each member of the multidisciplinary team.
  5. Gain an initial understanding of three key topics: Alzheimer's Disease, depression in the geriatric population, and the impact of chronic disease.
  6. Understand the concept of palliative care.
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Used with 18 first year medical students per year in multiple sites, including: faculty practice, private office practice, subacute rehabilitation center, PACE center, Long Term Care.

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Daniel Myers, Amy Ehrlich and Susan Coupey. Introduction to Clinical Medicine/History Taking. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2006 Available from: