Medical students are taught how to do physical exam during their clinical rotations and OSCE sessions in medschool. You are expected to know your PE but if you are not confident we understand. We have trained students across the globe, across many Universities in the USA and our experience tells us that the training is not uniform across board. That is why we go over the Physical exam in detail during our bootcamp. Not only demonstrate but allow you to practice so thoroughly to enable you perform effectively under 4 minutes!
Patient Note has been the challenge for many students in our experience. Many students who come to us after having failed ICE in their 1st, 2nd or even 3rd attempt thinking it was their patient note that was at fault. The truth is that if you don’t collect a good data gathering in the form of history and physical exam you actually cannot write an effective ‘ICE pass’ patient note. That’s is exactly why we focus on history taking and physical exam practice until the afternoon of the Day 2. Now that you have mastered both you are ready to learn what to type in patient notes and more importantly how to do it in 10 minutes. You will realize how easy it is to transition into patient note phase in no time after training in data gathering and know exactly what to type without being all over the place in your thought process.