to clerk a patient
Traditionally, the long case allows you
approximately an hour with a patient.
In that time, one should be able
to obtain a full history and a full examination of the patient, including
general inspection, specific examination of the cardiovascular system,
the respiratory system, the abdomen and a full neurological examination.
of clerking - Case 1 [pdf] - Case
2 [pdf] - Case 3 [pdf]
you would need to present the patient in exam conditions in
about 10 - 15 minutes.
The presentation should include a summary of the case and
of investigation and treatment.
- The history of the presenting
- Neurological examination (upper
and lower limbs as well as cranial nerves)
Having presented all the details above,
please try NOT to end with, "That's it".
In addition, finally, give a summary of the case, and end with your plans for
The examiner will then ask you some questions about the patient.
Examples of case
Examples of clerking - Case
1 [pdf] - Case 2 [pdf] - Case
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