The Texas Tech Medcast
SOAP Note 101 Series
A podcast series designed for first-year medical students
who are learning how to write an effective patient note for a medical record


The Texas Tech Medcast is a podcast for medical residents, medical students, practicing physicians, and others involved in medical education and high quality, patient-centered primary care. The Texas Tech MedCast Series are available as a subscription or as individual episodes at no charge from the Apple iTunes Music Store (search Texas Tech or MedCast).

Click on the episode titles below to listen to the episodes.

Texas Tech MedCast Podcast Series:
Episode title
Link to the MP3 File
Description & Learning Objectives Presenters Date Posted/
Length
SOAP Note 1: Overview of the Medical Note This episode includes an overview of the medical note.
Learning Objectives: the first-year medical student audience should be able to:
  • List 4 purposes of a medical note
  • List 4 important qualities of an effective note
  • Identify 4 ways to organize a note
  • Use the acronym SOAP to identify the 4 main components of a patient note
Tommie Farrell, MD, Family Medicine
Lubbock
 
10/31/2006

11:30

SOAP Note 2: Subjective: Chief Complaint & History of Present Illness This episode describes begins a discussion of the Subjective component of the patient note, specifically the Chief Complaint & History of Present Illness.
Learning Objectives: the first-year medical student audience should be able to:
  • Describe the purpose of the Chief Complaint section of the SOAP note
  • List 7 attributes of the History of Present Illness
  • Accurately document a patient's chief complaint & history of present illness in a patient note
  • Use the acronym OPQRST to include all components of a history of present illness
  Tommie Farrell, MD


Lia Bruner, MD
Family Medicine
Lubbock

11/7/2006

15:19

SOAP Note 3: Subjective- Documenting Chronic Illness This episode continues the discussion of the Subjective component of the SOAP Note, specifically issues related to patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes.
Learning Objectives: the first-year medical student audience should be able to:
  • List the key parts of a history of a chronic illness, including disease history, current control & compliance, current symptoms & complications, end-organ effects, and health maintenance
  • Document the History of Present Illness for a patient with chronic disease

  Tommie Farrell, MD
Family Medicine
Lubbock

With a special appearance by "Mr. Phillips"

11/17/2006

13:42

SOAP Note 4: Subjective- Summary This episode concludes and summarizes the discussion of the Subjective component of the SOAP Note, specifically the connection between what the patient says and what information goes into the chart.
Learning Objectives: the first-year medical student audience should be able to:
  • Define sections of the Subjective portion of SOAP note, including 6 parts of the past medical history, the family history, the personal/social history, the review of systems, and health maintenance
  • Document the Subject portion in the patient's chart

  Tommie Farrell, MD
Family Medicine
Lubbock

With a special appearance by "Jenni"

11/28/2006

16:24

SOAP Note 5: Objective This episode includes a discussion of the Objective component of the SOAP Note, specifically what the physician can observe or measure.
Learning Objectives: the first-year medical student audience should be able to:
  • Contrast the Subjective component with the Objective component of a patient note
  • List the Vital Signs
  • Describe aspects of the patient's General Description
  • List the aspects of a HEENT exam that are documented in the Objective section
  • Document the Objective portion in the patient's chart

  Tommie Farrell, MD
Family Medicine
Lubbock


& Betsy Jones, EdD
Family Medicine, Lubbock

12/6/2006

15:39

SOAP Note 6: Assessment & Plan This episode includes a review of the Subjective and Objective components and a discussion of the Assessment & Plan components of the SOAP Note, including what should be documented from a patient visit.
Learning Objectives: the first-year medical student audience should be able to:
  • Contrast the Assessment and Plan components with the Subjective and Objective components of a patient note
  • Explain the link between billing and effective documentation
  • Choose an effective organization for the Assessment and Plan
  • Prepare for the Step 2CS exam patient note
  • Document the Assessment and Plan portion in the patient's chart
  • Practice documentation and note writing

  Tommie Farrell, MD
Family Medicine
Lubbock

With a special appearance by "Jessica"

12/12/2006

19:06

 

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"Using Podcasting to Deliver Resident Cardiovascular Training in a Practice-Based Primary Care Research Network,"
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