Thank you for your participation in today’s session.

Rapid Random Review were:

  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Polygenic Inheritance – explain to Medical student / FY1
  • Congenital Heart Disease – explain to Role player

The clinical station was CVS. Universal cues were: Stroller, Webbed neck, median sternotomy, Systolic diastolic murmur, LVH on ECG. Dependent cues were to be obtained while conducting the examination. Dr A took the hot seat and after feedback conducted the examination and summary better.
Learning points:

  • General physical examination is a MUST & a part of systemic examination
  • Verbalizing is significantly more difficult then examining in ‘real.
  • Structured approach is essential
  • Be Very careful with your words
  • “I will put the child at ease” – question – ‘How? ‘Ask of his favourite TV show’.
  • Rapport building: by interacting and asking what he will do at school?
  • Think of Dependent cues as you proceed
  • Practice to complete the examination is 5 minutes
  • Summarize in 30 seconds – max 45 seconds – be precise
  • Time management is Essential for scoring marks
  • Practice, Practice, Practice.

Please visit to add your comments or points I may have missed.

Anil Garg