Taking a Problem Focused H&P

In this video, you’ll follow a patient (me) who develops chest pain then makes the decision to come to the ER. After calling an ambulance, the patient is triaged (sorted) and then the doctor (you) assesses the primary survey and initial actions.

Here’s the second video, on how to perform a focused history and physical (using your differential diagnosis) and then assigning pretest probabilities and ordering diagnostic tests.

We’ll be going over this Make a DDx during orientation, in groups.


No matter how much you know, we’re all going to judge you on one thing: your presentation. It’s totally not fair, but that’s the game. So you may as well learn how to play it properly. If when presenting you follow the same method you did when evaluating patients, everyone will be on the same page. And you’ll shine like a superstar (yes, that’s what you are). In this video I go over a method I based on C. Davenport’s paper.