Intermediate (late clinical) - more complex history, requiring more sensitive questions
and more patient concerns.
Hard (finals) - challenging history requiring good communication skills to deal with
difficult emotions and expectations. May also require an explanation to the patient.
Use your medical school’s timing and remember to give a 1-2 minute remaining bell
as your medical school would normally do. Timer link:
There are an infinite amount of histories that can come up. Some common examples
are shown here. Feel free to make up some of your own variations to mix things up.
Remember to include concerns, emotions, different personalitites and ensure the candidate
explodes the presenting complaint fully and asks the relevant systems review questions.
Use our generic OSCE history marksheet.