Category: Dictation

Feb 10 2012

How to Excel on an Internal Medicine Sub-Internship Rotation

Once you have decided that you want to match into an internal medicine residency, you should try to schedule as many sub-internship or “audition” rotations as possible. Definitely schedule these at your top program choices, and then try to do more at other programs that you are interested in knowing more about. The optimal time …

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Feb 01 2012

Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) Physical Examination

This post is designed so that you will never have to write “Neuro: Grossly intact” on your History & Physicals again! Writing “grossly intact” is pretty much saying that you didn’t examine the system at all. This post will address how to do a thorough peripheral nervous system physical examination for the purposes of a …

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Nov 22 2011

How to Dictate a History and Physical

Dictating is part of every doctor’s responsibilities, but is not formally taught in medical school. Medical students are not usually allowed to dictate when they are on clinical rotations in the 3rd and 4th years of medical school. All residents are responsible for dictating, and most learn how to do so on the job during …

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