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  • Stanford Medicine 25 Skills Symposium 2015

    This week, the Stanford Medicine 25 hosted its first skills symposium for educators by educators focusing on clinical skills in a effort to bring together some of the world’s leaders and educators in medicine. Doctors from various specialties, who have a passion for medicine at the bedside and teaching the physical exam, came together for a 2-day conference that focused on exam technique and practice....

  • Stanford 25 Skills Symposium 2016 Announced!

    The Program for Bedside Medicine at Stanford is proud to announce registration is open for the Stanford 25 Skills Symposium 2016! Date: August 27th and 28th 2016 (Saturday & Sunday) Location: Stanford University School of Medicine Visit this link for registration. You can also learn more about last year’s symposium and our upcoming event here. The Symposium is designed for early...

  • Abraham Verghese Asks: Why Are We Doing This Teaching?

    We teach bedside medicine. We emphasize the importance of the physical exam and how it can help care for your patient and also create an environment where the person you are caring for develops trust. We have taught this now for over 6 years (when the Stanford Medicine 25 was first created). But sometimes it’s important to ask why. In a recent blog post, “Will the Healing Touch Go Out the Door With the Stethoscope?”, we look at the how some think that ultrasound is replacing any need for a stethoscope...

  • What is rhinophyma?

    This 42 year old male give a history of a chronic “skin rash” of his face. He notes he’s had it for many years and never sought treatment. While it comes and goes on its own, it seems to get worse with alcohol consumption...

  • Stanford Medicine 25 Launches New Website

    The Stanford Medicine 25 is proud to announce the launch of our new website with the new year! Since the start of our website, we’ve had millions of visitors and look forward to improving and adding more content! The new site is now mobile-friendly and share’s more about what we do, including our Stanford 25...

  • Medical Errors and Adverse Events from a Missed or Inadequate Physical Exam

    In the last 20 years the knowledge base for a physician has grown exponentially. Meanwhile technological advances, combined with a growing healthcare system and greater demands on the physician have left the need to find more ways to overcome these challenges. The physical exam, once regarded in the medical profession and the litmus test to...

  • Teaching the teachers… Our methods.

    As we begin a new year at Stanford, we’re taking time to reassess our methods of teaching the physical exam. Yesterday we had a session with some wonderful faculty from the VA in Palo Alto who are committed to teaching the physical exam.

  • Stanford Medicine 25 Clinical Pearl Award

    This year, the medical student interest group created a “Clinical Pearl Award” that challenged medical students to create a clinical pearl through an essay, a step-by-step photo guide or a video demonstration.

  • Abraham-Verghese’s-TED-Talk:-Over-one-million-views!

    Dr. Verghese was invited to speak at the TED Global in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2011. He spoke about the importance of the physical exam and how we physicians are in danger of losing the connection with our patients as we focus more on technology and the electronic medical record.

  • Welcome New Stanford Interns!!!!

    The Stanford Medicine 25 would like to welcome our new internal medicine interns! They have just been included to our list of subscribers, along with our seasoned residents and other subscribers throughout the world!…

  • Stanford ENT Free Oral Screening November 2nd

    Oral cancer affects 40,000 new people each year and kills one life every hour in the United States. Many cases are preventable and can be linked to tobacco use, alcohol, HPV, and lack of oral hygiene. Early detection of oral cavity lesions through a quick, painless, and noninvasive screening is the most effective way to counter this harsh reality.

  • This-Week’s-Stanford-25-Session

    This finding is seen in people with low albumin such as in patients with liver failure and severe malnutrition. This finding is called Terry’s nails.

  • Congratulations to our ACP Winners!

    This past weekend our Stanford residents took first place in the medical jeopardy contest and clinical vignette poster contest! We finished second in the research & quality improvement poster contest!…

  • An interesting illustration of the physical exam

    An article was recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine using a cartoon to illustrate a doctor’s haunting history of misdiagnosis in a patient with respiratory distress. The article highlights the cause of this misdiagnosis from missing the physical exam finding.

  • Website Reaches Half a Million Visitors!

    The Stanford Medicine 25 website recently passed 500,000 total visits and 375,000 unique visits since our initial launch in February, 2012. We just wanted to thank everyone for all the support!…

  • Stanford 25 in Okinawa: 10 things learned about this beautiful island

    The residency program (called the Muribushi Okinawa Project) consists of 8 hospitals throughout Okinawa. This Stanford-Japan exchange program is organized by Dr. Haruko Akatsu (Stanford Department of Endocrinology)…

  • Cultural Competence at the Bedside

    A clinician will encounter patients from all socio-economic strata, who speak foreign tongues and understand disease in ways that stand apart from the clinician’s own conceptions of disease etiology.

  • Dr. Singh Teaches the Exam of Low Back Pain and Hip Pain

    Dr. Singh is the Clinical Chief of the Stanford Internal Medicine Clinic. Below are some take-home points for the session.

  • Abraham Verghese Interviews with Medscape’s Eric Topol

    The leader of our Stanford 25 program, Abraham Verghese, recently sat down with Medscape’s Editor-In-Chief, Eric Topol. This interview was part a number of popular videos for a Medscape’s One-On-One series that is newly published today.

  • Stanford Medicine 25 Faculty Training session at Western SGIM

    In this session, we shared our experiences with teaching the physical exam at the bedside. Our participants got into groups and came up with their own bedside teaching example to share with everyone.

  • Dr. Ahuja Leads a Stanford 25 Session on the Oral Exam

    In our last Stanford 25 session, Dr. Neera Ahuja led a session on the oral exam. In this session, she talked about important findings of the oral exam for the internist that include abnormal findings of the tongue, buccal mucosa and salivary glands.

  • Interview with Dr. Eric Topol (editor-in-chief of Medscape)

    The editor-in-chief of Medscape, Dr. Eric Topol, visited Stanford to sit down and do an interview with our Dr. Vergese for the Medscape One-on-One online video series.

  • What’s in Doctor Verghese’s Lab Coat?

    We’re sure you must be wondering: what does Dr. Verghese carry in his white coat when attending on rounds?…

  • Abraham Verghese wins the Heinz Award

    Congratulations to our own Dr. Abraham Verghese for receiving the 2013 Heinz Award for the Category of Arts and Humanities. The Heinz Award is widely considered to be one of the largest individual achievements in the world and includes an prize of $250,000.

  • The Flipped Patient

    Many of us in the Program in Bedside Medicine are deeply involved in the medical students pre-clerkship curriculum. Each week the students interview hospitalized patients, perform physical exams, give presentations, followed by a written H&P note. These students enter the patient room with only pen and paper, as they have not yet gained access to the Electronic Health Record (EHR). By the end of the year, our students are able to obtain medical history from patients with complex medical problems on their own and able to communicate their findings concisely and effectively.

  • Art and Observation: Stanford 25 Trip to the Cantor Art Museum on Stanford Campus

    Humility is an underappreciated skill in a time of global budgets, evidenced based approaches, and cost-containment. The bright, well-read, talented medical students who may lack humility are not uncommon.

  • Dr. Barry Teaches the Exam of the Foot and Ankle

    Dr. Barry trained in Rheumatology at Yale and now serves as the Director of the Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program at Stanford. Please read below for some take-home points of the foot and ankle exam from Dr. Barry.

  • Stanford-25-Website-Passes-One-Million-Visitors!

    With over one million unique visitors (and over 1,360,000 total visits) to our website alone, we want to thank everyone for their support.

  • Announcing the 2017 Stanford 25 Skills Symposium

    The Program for Bedside Medicine at Stanford is excited to announce that registration is open for the 3rd annual Stanford 25 Skills Symposium.

  • Announcing the Stanford 25 Skills Symposium

    Join John Kugler and Abraham Verghese and our core Stanford 25 team with guest faculty Dr. Steve McGee and Dr. Andrew Elder as we provide a 2-day course for physicians who teach or are interested in teaching at the bedside. Attendees will return to their institutions more confident at the bedside teaching students and residents...

  • Abraham Verghese Interviews Jerome Kassirer on New Book

    In a career that spans more than five decades, Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D. has been an acclaimed kidney specialist, clinical researcher, administrator, author, creator of new medical disciplines and, during the decade of the 1990s, editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

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