MACK LIPKIN, M.D.; TIMOTHY E. QUILL, M.D.; RUDOLPH J. NAPODANO, M.D.
LIPKIN M, QUILL TE, NAPODANO RJ. The Medical Interview: A Core Curriculum for Residencies in Internal Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:277-284. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-277
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):277-284.
A core curriculum for teaching medical interviewing is presented that enhances the internist's skills in a broad range of interactions with patients. Learning these skills is now left to chance and is often deficient. Four objectives are developed: patient-centered interviewing and treatment; an integrated (biopsychosocial) approach to clinical reasoning and patient care; personal development of humanistic values; and psychosocial and psychiatric medicine. Teaching options include real and simulated encounters with patients, observation with discussion, and use of groups. A general strategy for implementing the curriculum at the local level requires the intellectual and financial support of the dean and department chairman, and a multidisciplinary faculty committed to developing, implementing, and evaluating the currriculum. At many programs, faculty development will be necessary.
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