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History Taking and Communication Skill Stations for Internal Medicine Examinations

Wanis H Ibrahim Mushtaq Ahmad Muhammad A Waheed Rayaz A Malik

308 pages
Jp Medical

The history taking and communication skill stations are amongst the most difficult postgraduate examinations, where candidates more commonly fail due to an inability to communicate properly with the patient, rather than due to lack of knowledge.

Authored by experienced postgraduate examiners, this book offers students a wealth of real-life scenarios in multi-conversational styles, using a seven-step approach to help them understand the questions and provide clear and succinct answers.

The scenarios are similar to those most frequently encountered in examinations and the model answers are in a typical style expected between doctor and patient, also taking into account candidates for whom English may not be their first language.

The comprehensive text is enhanced by illustrations and figures to assist learning and will be useful not only to candidates preparing for postgraduate clinical examinations, but also to undergraduate students.

Key points

  • Provides real-life, conversational-style scenarios between doctor and patient to help students prepare for postgraduate history taking and communication skill examinations
  • Uses a seven-step approach to help postgraduates understand questions and provide clear and succinct answers
  • Scenarios typical of those used in examinations
  • Authored by experienced postgraduate examiners
Author Bio

Wanis H Ibrahim MB ChB FRCP (Edin) FRCP (Glasg) FRCPI FCCP F (Pulm)
Senior Consultant Internist & Pulmonologist, Hamad General Hospital, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Qatar University and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Doha/Qatar

Mushtaq Ahmed CABM FRCP (Glasg) HERMES
Consultant Pulmonologist, Hamad General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill-Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Doha/Qatar

Muhammad A Waheed CABM MRCP (UK)
Consultant Physician, Hamad General Hospital, Doha/Qatar

Rayaz A Malik BSc (Hons) MSc MBChB PhD FRCP
Professor of Medicine & Consultant Endocrinologist, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Doha/Qatar; Central Manchester Teaching Hospitals, University of Manchester, UK