Advanced Medical Interviewing
The medical interview is central to accurate diagnosis. The
patient-centered clinical model of interviewing is central to
helping patients handle their pain (physiologic or psychologic),
and is the backbone of health intervention. Successful patient
interviews serve to strengthen the bond between patient and
physician. Without directed instruction in this area, physicians
regularly make preventable mistakes of omission or commission. This
course brings together resources to improve cognitive and
performance aspects of the medical inerview.
Students will interview random patients in the family practice
centers and nursing home. These interviews will be taped and the
student will review with faculty interesting and problematic
encounters. There will also be exposure to difficult standardized
patients. Students will travel to ETSU's family practice clinic
sites, rural clinic sites, geriatric sites, and possibly other
sites to broaden their exposure.
Reid Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP
October or by special arrangement for two or four weeks.
Pre-Clinical Interviewing Course and Junior Clerkship in Family
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