Derived from the latin word docēre, to be a doctor is to be a teacher, of both patients and the next generation of doctors. Young physicians, in many ways, start out as blank slates. They have learned the basics of medicine — anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology — but they haven’t yet internalized the art of patient counseling. They haven’t yet learned how to teach a patient about what is happening inside her body, what may happen in the future, and what the management plan is for her clinical scenario.
AttendingAP.com jumpstarts the process of resident physicians learning how to accurately and efficiently teach a patient about essential clinical scenarios in medicine. AttendingAP.com is an online library of audio recordings and transcripts of expert attendings reciting their patient counseling for a variety of topics in medicine.