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    Medical student training

    Today I helped with the training of final year medical students at Oxford. Their tutor set up a virtual clinic that I attended via Zoom. The aim was to give them experience of making a diagnosis on the basis of a patient’s answers to their questions.

    It went smoothly, but it highlighted to me the difficulty of diagnosing MND when many of the early symptoms could indicate a range of conditions.

    Doug

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    That's very interesting Doug.

    Had the students access to your (or anonymised A.N. Other's) diagnostic tests and clinical exams too to help with formulating a diagnosis or how did they do it 🤔

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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      #3
      No Ellie, not as far as I know.

      Part of it, I think, was for them to suggest investigations, e.g. MRI scan. But, to be honest, time was short. As I pointed out to the tutor afterwards, nobody talked about nerve conduction tests, which, in my case, were definitive.

      Love Doug

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        #4
        Hmm, let's hope none of them choose Neurology as their specialism then 🤣🤣

        At least they got exposure to someone with MND.
        ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
        Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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          #5
          After my PEG stay I'd say they could work anywhere in the NHS. x

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