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Evaluation and Diagnosis
competent psychiatrist skillfully gathers data from appropriate resources and
formulates a reasonable diagnosis at the time of an initial encounter.
a challenging case during residency training , which demonstrates your skill in conducting
an initial evaluation and diagnosis. In your cover letter, describe the patient
and clinical situation and elaborate upon your thought processes that justify
or explain the diagnosis. Provide the initial evaluation and other supporting
documents, such as laboratory or radiology reports, past medical records, or
literature reviews. A differential diagnosis is necessary to achieve a high
rating in this skill.
Evaluation and Diagnosis Scoring Rubric
skills and/or knowledge lacking to adequately manage the case; lacks skillful
approach and/or fails to provide rationale for diagnosis; gross lack of data.
approach, but weaknesses would likely lead to potential problems; rationale
for initial diagnosis is inadequately supported.
to successfully evaluate and diagnose standard cases following a conventional
approach; provides rationale for diagnosis; complete diagnostic impression.
standard approach to evaluation to ensure the initial diagnosis by considering
reasonable alternatives among various diagnoses.
knowledge and skills facilitate resolution of complex initial evaluation and
diagnosis; considers new treatments or interventions; shows knowledge base that
breadth of knowledge and skills and a sophisticated, well integrated approach;
utilizes varied sources to manage a very complex evaluation and initial diagnosis.
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