JON D. HODGIN, M.D.
To the editor: The recent article by Lipkin and colleagues (1) on designing a core curriculum for the medical interview in residency training correctly addresses the interview as encompassing the complete physician/patient interaction as a progressive interpersonal relationship. Putting residents in touch with the emotional nuances of the physician's approach to the patient has long been a most difficult task for psychiatric training (2). This lesson is usually taught through individual supervision by faculty members, a method that, although effective, is not time efficient.
The authors also briefly address the passive/active continuum that exists in all teaching modes, the main
HODGIN JD. Microcomputer Simulation for Interviewing. Ann Intern Med. ;100:764–765. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-5-764_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(5):764-765.
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