Stanford Medicine 25 Blog

  • Medical Students Recognize Importance of Bedside Manner

    Truly caring for the patient begins at the bedside with observation, examination and connection. An article in In Training – “Why is Bedside Manner Important” – describes the value of taking time to engage with patients at the bedside because a “chart can only reveal so much.”…

  • Using Riddles as Medical Teaching Tools

    In a recent article in The American Journal of Medicine (AMjMED), Stanford Medicine 25’s Abraham Verghese advocates for riddles as a teaching tactic.

  • AI is Doing More to Help Keep Doctors at the Bedside

    Prompted by the release of Sense.ly’s “Molly,” a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered avatar, a Forbes article examined “how humans and machines can work together to improve and transform” health care.

  • Teaching the “Intangibles” of Medicine

    An editorial on Healio.com highlights the importance of “intangibles” in medicine, primarily the connection between patient and provider. In the commentary, Leonard H. Calabrese, a rheumatologist and course director at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, shares concern that empathy and mindfulness are pieces of medicine “we know very little about.”…

  • Empathy and the Physical Exam Remain Essential Components of Medicine

    A recent article in Quartz says that while machine-learning technology is becoming more “pervasive in the health system,” empathy may be becoming obsolete… even though “it’s one of the reasons why people trust doctors."…

  • As Prices Drop, Point-of-Care Ultrasound May Spark Evolution of Physical Exam

    In a commentary for JAMA Cardiology, John Kugler writes, “The ‘wow’ factor is powerful with the latest generation of pocket ultrasound machines.

  • The 4th Annual Stanford 25 Bedside Teaching Symposium

    On September 7 and 8, Stanford 25 hosted its 4th Annual Bedside Teaching Symposium, an event that brings together medical educators from around the world to foster clinical teaching skills.

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