Psych Interview Evaluation #1
Dr. Attending: The only problem was you started with “What brings you here?” Think about it – how can you understand a patient’s current episode if you don’t know where they came from? Always start with their social history. I want you to work on that, okay?
Me: Oh. Okay.
Psych Interview Evaluation #2
Dr. Other Attending: You did such a good job with that patient!
Me: Oh, good – thanks.
Dr. Other Attending: Except for opening with the social history. You have to start with a broad, open-ended question – how else will you understand their thought process? Why don’t you try starting with “What brings you here?” I want you to try that.
Dr. Other Attending: … What, did I say something?
Remember: Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you!
You’re welcome. 🙂
Of COURSE they are!