Dear All

Thank you for attending the session today and your active participation.

In RRR we discussed:

  • Huntington’s Chorea
  • Autosomal Dominant conditions
  • Congenital Hip Dysplasia

We then had a PowerPoint presentation by AG highlighting What & How to … in the history station. There are different aspects that need to be kept to be covered while taking history at the various stations in the exam – 4 different aspects and aims. How to approach and manage information gathering.

We then had a H&M scenario – 7 year old with increased visits to A&E over past three months. Dr K was an excellent Role Player. Dr D took the hotseat and made a very good attempt at gathering the required information. The others in the group made very positive observations.

The Learning points are:

  • Structured to history taking is important
  • Do not jump back and forth
  • Timeline of the disease is important
  • Check co-morbidities & treatment
  • Drug history – reasonably detailed is necessary – onset of treatment etc
  • Drug compliance is important in case of worsening symptoms
  • It could be omitting medication or out growing current dosage
  • Offer to discuss treatment with consultant and come back to update RP.
  • Open questions to begin – then can use closed questions
  • Do not lead RP into answers that you wish.
  • Social history is important – do not overlook.

Please visit to add your comments or anything I may have missed. Videos will be available in next 48 hours.

Anil Garg