Dear All

Thank you for joining and participating in the session today.

In RRR we discussed:

  • HIV – transmission & prevention
  • Head injuries – effects / damage
  • Urticaria

The Communication scenario discussed today was of a 10.5 year old child with trisomy 21. There a number of comorbidities and his parent had come with a number of concerns. Dr S was in the hot seat. Dr J was a superb role player. Dr S made a very good attempt. Dr P and all others gave feedback from an examiner perspective.

 The are learning points are:

  • Read information provided VERY CAREFULLY
  • Do not create finding NOT mentioned.
  • Basic communication – be aware of your ‘habitual’ speech – ‘yes – yes’…
  • Do not call role player ‘mother’ or ‘father’ in introductions.
  • Address them as Sir / Mam – What can I call you?
  • Let the RP – speak and give all their points before interfering.
  • Note their concerns and then address them one by one.
  • You do not need to give details explanations.
  • remember 30 sec rule. Do not make it a MONOLOGUE.
  • Long monologues – you will be providing unnecessary information
  • Likely to make mistakes – unnecessarily.
  • Avoid jargons
  • Do NOT forget to Summarize at 6 min knock

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

Anil Garg