With the camera rolling in a turquoise room, physician assistant student Hiral Jani practiced a shoulder exam on a “patient” – actually, her father. She palpated his shoulder, checked for range of motion and explained that she was looking for evidence of atrophy, swelling and tenderness. Her peers watched the videotape and offered feedback. “You were very calm, confident and in control,” said one student, who also noted that Jani could improve by specifying the types of injuries for which she was testing. Before the pandemic, patient assessments were taught in small groups on fellow classmates, with instructors providing feedback in real time. To read the full story.
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