INTERVIEWING AND HISTORY – TAKING SKILLS
History-Taking and interviewing skills are needed to successfully gather essential and accurate information from patients.
Learners practice effective listening skills and elicit information using nonverbal, explanatory, questioning and writing skills.
Sample projects focusing on history taking include:
M1 History/Interview Assessment
First-year medical students are assessed on their ability to interview three different patients with disparate chief complaints.
M3 Psychiatry Clerkship Assessment
At the conclusion of the Psychiatry Clerkship rotation each student interviews three simulated psychiatric patients and documents their findings.