Location: You are an FY1 in cardiovascular clinic, you have been asked by your consultant to perform a full cardiovascular examination and present to them
Patient: 45 year old presenting to out patient clinic.
Task: – Examine this patients cardiovascular system – Talk through your examination whilst examining, stating any key positives and negatives – After 6 minutes you will be asked a series of questions by the examiner
Note to actor: Try to restrain yourself from volunteering to much information – you may do so when prompted (that is, by a specific question, not a general one). If a student is on the wrong line of clinical reasoning do not fuel this line of thinking, state no to the question as being ambiguous may prompt further questioning and does not allow the student to be appropriately tested. The aim of the exercise is to take a focused history; short answers are required.
Candidate has been asked to examine the cardiovascular system. The candidate does not have to take a history. If they attempt to do so then please remind them this is an examination station only. However they are expected to gain consent for the examination.