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Surgical Videotaped Standardized Patient Interview

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Surgical Videotaped Standardized Patient Interview

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Author(s):  
Amy Ehrlich, MS, Debra Greenberg, MS, Keerti Sharma, MS, Arnold Berlin, MS
Sponsor: 
John A. Hartford Foundation
POGOe Id: 
21027
Date Posted: 
09/13/2011
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/20/2018
Abstract: 

This Surgical Observed Standardized Patient (SP) Interview is designed to be used with second year general surgical residents. The goal is to assess the resident's competence in obtaining a history from an older adult in the ambulatory setting.

Educational objectives: 

The case is designed to evaluate surgical resident’s ability to elicit the following core competencies in geriatrics assessment during a Standardized Patient Interview:

  • Recognize presence of hearing impairment.
  • Recognize and formally evaluate ‘mild cognitive impairment’.
  • Recognize presence of functional impairment and evaluate functional status. 
  • Obtain a detailed social history. 
  • Explain the impact of above limitations on peri-operative planning.

 

 

 

 

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Structure of Videotaped SP Interview

  • This exercise can be integrated into an ongoing geriatrics curriculum for general surgical residents.
  • An overview of the educational goals and patient characteristics is discussed with the residents prior to the session (15 minutes)
  • Training of SP (30 minutes)
  • The residents are videotaped performing a functional assessment of an SP (20 minutes)
  • The residents complete a self-assessment tool (3 minutes)
  • The SP completes a resident assessment tool (3 minutes)
  • The videotape is reviewed by the faculty with a standardized assessment tool (20 minutes)
  • A group session to provide formative feedback is conducted with geriatrics and surgical faculty.

 Requirements for Exercise

  • Office space with videotaping capabilities
  • Wheel-chair
Learning resource types: 
Discipline/specialty: 
Estimated time to complete: 
45 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
MD Keerti Sharma, Dr Arnold Berlin, Debra Greenberg and Amy Ehrlich. Surgical Videotaped Standardized Patient Interview. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21027