University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine
A standardized simulated patient case on acute confusion used as a component of Fundamentals of Medicine, a review course preparing MSIV students for COMLEX Level II and Level II PE board exams. This product coordinates with the lecture module presented as part of Fundamentals of Medicine course. The student will engage in this standardized patient encounter which is videotaped and critiqued to assess specific competencies necessary to ensure receiving a high score on similar SP exercises in a high stakes testing situation.
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A component of Fundamentals of Medicine, a review course preparing MSIV students for COMLEX Level II and Level II PE board exams. The standardized patient case provides students with the opportunity to practice their history taking skills on a patient with acute confusion.
During the SP encounter, the student should:
- Demonstrate patient interaction competencies as described on the Patient Interaction Performance Competencies (PIP-C) handout.
Demonstrate history taking using lines of questioning appropriate to exploring confusion:
- -Head trauma
- -Neurologic episodes
- -Food intake/hydration
- Perform a Mini Mental Status Exam
- Generate a list of differential diagnoses.
Generate a plan of post-encounter assessment for the patient to include:
- -Lab studies
Generate a management plan to include:
Medical Students IV, COMLEX Level II PE candidates Simulated patient lab - context for experience is primary care patient office