Info to bring:
Two items you'll need on any given test day are your UNC PID and your AIMS testing RID. These will be your login name and password, respectively. The Clinical Skills Center staff should have these numbers on hand, but things will go much more smoothly if you already know them. You can look up your PID here and you can look up your RID here.
Things to keep in mind:
Each exam room has two cameras with the ability to be recorded or viewed by tutors/faculty from a central monitoring room. These viewers can make announcements to the rooms to give instruction and direction, and announcements are made from the central control station to both the rooms and the hallways to give instructions, give time warning, and call when to exit the rooms or submit checklists. These announcements are there to help you - pay attention to them, but be aware that they are coming and don't let them throw you off.
General system operation:
When it's time to take your exam, you'll be taken to your assigned room. Most of the time, an announcement will be made overhead to tell you when to login and begin. You log in with your PID and RID as mentioned above, and hit the "Start Encounter" button. This begins the session in the system and starts recording in the room. There can be other items that come up before or after this button, such as an honor code or door notes, but the key to remember is to hit the "Start Encounter" button before you enter the room. BUT, be very careful NOT hit the "Stop Encounter" button that comes up afterwards. There is a delay on that button to help protect you from hitting it on accident. You don't want to hit that button until AFTER you've seen the standardized patient. That will stop recording and bring up any checklists that need to be filled out either by you or the Standardized Patient in the room. If either of those buttons are hit at the wrong time, we may have to pull you out of the room to reset or fix it which can waste precious exam time. If there is a second follow-up encounter or any feedback sessions, you will be given further instruction.
Start Encounter -
Stop Encounter -