Colourful teaching techniques

The Blue Mountains GP, who is nominated as supervisor of the year in this year’s GPET awards, said he regularly fills a sandwich box with names of unusual conditions then has registrars pick them out randomly and present the symptoms so that the other doctors can pick the illness.

“We say… ‘what are the key five facts about this patient that you’re going to remember in 10 years time?’,” said Dr de Vries.

“It’s a way to pick pityriasis rosea from pityriasis sicca.”

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