Nahom Kidane

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Standardized patients (SPs) have been widely used in medical education to improve the clinical skills of medical practitioners. SPs are trained to realistically portray real patients with specific illnesses and conditions. We have been using augmented standardized patients (ASPs) to extend the capabilities of SPs by utilizing medical instruments that can(More)
Depending on the severity of the condition and associated risk, surgical intervention may not always be the first choice. This is true for treating chest wall deformities such as pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum. For both conditions, novel non-surgical treatments have been developed to gradually alleviate the malformation making use of the elastic(More)
Auscultation, the act of listening to the heart and lung sounds, can reveal substantial information about patients’ health and other cardiac-related problems; therefore, competent training can be a key for accurate and reliable diagnosis. Standardized patients (SPs), who are healthy individuals trained to portray real patients, have been extensively used(More)
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