i need to do a short phone interview today with a med student who has studied cardiac auscultation and practiced it in a live patient setting. this is for an article i'm writing -- i'm a science journalism grad student at new york university. the article is for a class assignment but there is a good possibility it will be published eventually.
i will ask about the methods your profs used to teach auscultation, how you studied it outside of class, and how well your skills transferred from lecture to a live clinical setting. bonus if you've been tested on recognizing specific heart rhythms, e.g. the new section of the board recertification exam for internists. BIG bonus if you can find me someone who has had to take that exam since 2000 when they added that portion!
please comment or email schrocky24 @ yahoo.com if you're willing -- it'll take 10-15 minutes tops!
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(i apologize if this post violates community rules -- please let me know and i won't do it again. but i probably won't do it again, anyway -- it's really a one-time thing.)