A crucial component in training pre-medical students to become effective physicians is developing interactive skills, specifically meaningful patient history taking. This course provides students at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine the opportunity to interact with and receive feedback from standardized patients. Furthermore, the encounter permits the design of learning experiences that integrate the students' understanding of basic science principles with clinical reasoning. This course consists of two parts. The first part provides students with the basic tools for interviewing patients and taking their history. This is accomplished by use of self-study, lectures and one on one interaction with standardized patients. During the second part of the course, students working in teams on specially designed clinical cases reason through and present their diagnosis and reasoning to the class. Included in the clinical case is a session with the simulation mannequins who will be programmed with the appropriate disease characteristics.
Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017