Thursday, 7 June 2007

Amazing Prof Stein

Today saw the return of Prof Stein to Japan for teaching his famous Problem Oriented System at our hospital.

He is quite an amazing person as despite a grueling flight from Florida yesterday, he was ready for lectures in history taking and physical examination and problem solving.

We had two exceptional cases, one of Wernickes Encephalopathy and one of bacterial pericarditis.

The famous Dr Makoto AOKI was also in attendance in the afternoon for the infectious disease case and he was able to provide his expert opinion along with Prof Stein's dissection of the case and evaluation of the data.

Prof Stein's system is very useful and it helped me to make difficult cases far more logical to interpret as a medical student and as a junior physician.

I now teach a similar way to Prof Stein with a British system emphasis on physical examination in addition to use of relevant history taking plus differential diagnosis formation.

Tomorrow sees yet more great cases for Prof Stein to solve and I hope the Jet-Lag with not be a problem for him.

I think this is a good opportunity for our residents to learn medical English plus other medical concepts that are more common in foreign countries.

Tomorrow is also the last day for my apprentice medical student from Kyorin University. I am hoping that he will be able to produce a summary of his experiences to publish on this blog. I hope that he will consider returning for residency at this hospital.

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