What if my patient is asked to take part in educational consultations?
UPCM is part of the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+) and is therefore also involved in the training of medical students.
Since your patient have been referred to our outpatient pain clinic, he or she may be asked to participate in educational consultations. If the patient is eligible for such educational consultations that are held in the presence of students, the treating pain specialist will tell the patient about this, and will ask the patient whether he agrees to take part. The presence of students means that patients' appointment at the outpatient clinic will take longer than usual; it could take an hour and a half to two hours.
The medical students will ask the patient questions about his pain, and will examine him. Thereafter, the pain specialist will repeat the whole examination and will discuss possible further examinations or treatments with the patient.
We would greatly appreciate patient giving his consent to participate in this form of training for medical students.