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Standardized Patient: Margaret Pelli


Standardized Patient: Margaret Pelli

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Kathy Alburger, Anita Chopra, MD, MPH, Kevin Overbeck, MS, Pamela Basehore, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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The case of Margaret Pelli is a skills-based standardized patient case designed for second year medical students. Margaret Pelli is a 74-year-old female who presents to an outpatient clinic with a history of forgetfulness and memory loss for approximately one year. The examinee's task is to demonstrate competence in administering the Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE) and the Clock Drawing Test.

Educational objectives: 

To assess student competence in:

  • Conducting cognitive screening of an older adult
  • Demonstrating competence with administration of Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE) and Clock Drawing Test
  • Documenting (in SOAP note format) and interpreting MMSE and Clock Drawing scores



Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Students will need a copy of the Mini Mental Status Exam and paper and pencil for the Clock Draw Test.

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Estimated time to complete: 
15 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:57pm
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Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:35pm
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Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 1:23am
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Susan Huff

Suggested Citation:
Kevin Overbeck, Pamela Basehore, Anita Chopra and Kathy Alburger. Standardized Patient: Margaret Pelli. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: