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Authors: Jonathan Schindelheim, M.D., Wayne J. Altman, M.D.

Medical Interviewing and the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Fall 2011
J. Schindelheim, MD / W. Altman, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine

Review Session OSCE Demonstration


You have learned many aspects of the medical interview and the doctor-patient relationship, and along the way, developed a number of areas of competence. As the course draws to a close, you need to be able to put all the pieces together and be able to take a complete history, integrating your skills in gathering data with your ability to develop rapport and offer empathy. This will help you both on your MIDPR final exam Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and with your transition to the Physical Diagnosis, and eventually your year-long Preceptorship in the community.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the lecture, you will be able to:

  • Identify how to put your new set of skills all together in a ghigh quality patient encounter that fathers the right data and offers the right compassion.

Specific competencies students are expected to perform within the context of practice after this lecture.

  1. Identify knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the MIDPR Course.

  2. Identify questions/issues related to performing a comprehensive interview.

  3. Become familiar with the OSCE format.