University of Massachusetts Medical School
This is a standardized patients case focused on the presentation and differential diagnosis of depression in an older adult. This was developed as a formative experience for 3rd year medical students during the Medicine Clerkship. Students debrief with a geriatrician after this formative OSCE.
- To perform a focused history and physical exam with an older adult presenting with a chief complaint of fatigue.
- To develop a differentaial diagnosis and initial plan for evaluation and management for an older adult presenting with a chief complaint of fatigue.
- In the context of the formative OSCE perform and interpret a screening cognitive assesment utilizing the Mini Cog.