Dear All

Thank you for participating in the session today.

In RRR we discussed:

  • Short stature – investigations
  • Recurrent abdominal pain
  • Prem: distended abdomen & vomiting

The Clinical Station scenario was on a 6 year old with cardiac surgery at 2 yrs for ‘Routine’ review in OP. Task to do a CVS examination. Dr A took the hotseat with Dr S & Dr D having the examiner hat. Dr A did a good CVS examination but there were a few points missed and more important the time of 6 minutes was not adequate – it took almost 11 minutes. Examiners made good suggestion.

Learning points:

  • Keeping to time is a MUST.
  • Examination technique HAS to be Fluid and systematic
  • Practice completing a system exam in 5 minutes.
  • Discussion with examiner: give your impression i.e. diagnosis
  • Do not necessarily narrate your findings
  • Support diagnosis with+ve & -ve finding
  • General Examination is part of EVERY station

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

Anil Garg