What Patients Bring to the Medical Encounter? Dealing with the Whole Patient

Date of Review: March, 2019

This resource, from MedEdPORTAL, is a curricula aimed at M1 or M2 students to improve their ability to understand the important aspects of a patient’s social history how it relates to current medical issues and management of a disease. The curricula consist of a self-directed reading assignment which needs to be summarized and turned in, and a session consisting of case based learning divided in to 2 small group interactive components, the first managing initial results and the second managing a cancer diagnosis. The resource on MedEdPORTAL consists of a facilitators guide, a list of the articles t be read, student packets and a student evaluation of the exercise. — Barb Bayldon, MD, NCEAS

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University of Michigan

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Relevant Specialty:

Internal Medicine, OBGYN/Women’s Health,

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Learner Satisfaction or reaction

Outcome and Study Design:

Post Only

Level of Learner Assessment:

Appreciation of content/attitude assessment (self-reflection, blogging with rubric)

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