- Oral case presentations are the fundamental way in which we communicate in medicine. To do this effectively, the content should be organized, clear, succinct, and with sufficient repetition to ensure understanding.
- Experts build OCPs by first considering the diagnoses they have in mind, then distilling the narrative in a way that implicitly highlights information relevant to the diagnoses under consideration.
- OCPs follow the same organization as a written H&P, and effective transition sentences ensure that listeners remain oriented to each relevant section.
- The OCP assessment is an opportunity to highlight important findings, using repetition to ensure understanding among listeners.