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Standardized Patient: Edna Grayson

Standardized Patient: Edna Grayson

University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Michael Nagoshi, Shellie Williams
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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Edna Grayson was developed as part of a multi-station, standardized patient assessment. The student's performance is measured by checklists filled out by the standardized patient and by the evaluation of responses to written questions on the interstation exercise. This patient is a 70 year old female who comes to the outpatient clinic with sudden onset of mid-back pain after losing her balance standing on a stool. She has localized spine tenderness but no other abnormal physical findings. The examinee's task is to obtain a focused history and perform a focused physical examination. A complete set of student instructions, checklists, standardized patient training materials, written exercises and a grading key are included. The associated documents are available to faculty members only. 

Educational objectives: 

Evaluation of geriatrics clinical skills for a patient with osteoporosis presenting with back pain.

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This standardized patient has been used as part of a clinical skills assessment for medical students, internal medicine residents and geriatric medicine fellows.

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Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Michael Nagoshi

Suggested Citation:
Michael Nagoshi and Shellie Williams. Standardized Patient: Edna Grayson. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: