Observed Telemedicine Simulation
Last Updated: March 29, 2020
This resource is a tool used to practice telemedicine for second-year medical students using a standardized patient scenario. The simulation which is 1 to 1.5 hours in length will emulate a telemedicine interview in an environment where learners are observed and given feedback by an expert clinician. The learning objectives/competencies for this training are to:
- Collect information from a patient by attending to the patient.
- Record information.
- Display empathy appropriately.
- Use questions effectively to demonstrate clinical reasoning skills; by pursuing symptoms to arrive at possible causes of the presenting chief complaint.
- Generate differential diagnoses based on gathered information.
- Present the case to the seminar leader using case presentation checklist.
To assess the understanding of skills demonstrated, students will be asked to:
- Complete a medical write-up based on gathered information in the history, given physical examination findings, assessment and plan.
- Explain why questions were asked or not asked.
- Prepare a succinct case presentation of the patient.
- Communicate effectively in a culturally sensitive manner despite the telemedicine setting.
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