Today, after my ENT appointment, I had my FIRST CLINICAL EXPERIENCE WITH A REAL, LIVE PATIENT. She was a whopping two days old and one of the most cooperative people I have ever met. The communication was pretty one-sided, but I think that's pretty normal. That's right - today, I learned how to do the newborn exam.
I was in a small group, and we started out by meeting the father and the patient - both of whom were equally cooperative. It was cool to see how proud he was of his daughter. The mother was still taking a break in the other room, and the exam was done in the newborn nursery of the hospital, so we didn't end up meeting her. Anyway, since she was only two days old, the patient didn't quite look like the above photo (thank you Wikipedia) of a baby. She looked more like... this:
The exam went really, really well. The attending physician first ran through it very slowly, showing us each step and repeating names of things conditions, disorders, etc., when asked. We had all come prepared having watched the below video and run through what we would need to do beforehand, but it was really good to see it in person: