History Module

Clinical Skills Assessment Program


This module provides you with the opportunity to learn about history taking, and to observe and evaluate its content and process. There are two cases: one of a pediatric history and the other of an adult history. Below is a copy of the MIRS for you use while scoring the encounters.

Please note that for the “Yes/No” questions, you are indicating whether or not the question was asked, NOT the patient’s answer the question.

Table of Contents

Pediatric History
Adult History


Case Authors

Karen Harrington, M.S.W.
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health

Carol A. Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine

Pediatric History

Paul Yarincik
Medical Student, Class of 2011

Patti D. Albert and Ysabel 
Patient Instructors

Adult History

Brian Gaudino
Medical Student, Class of 2011

Michelle Kemmling 
Patient Instructor

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