Stanford Medicine 25

Promoting the Culture of Bedside Medicine


We teach and promote bedside exam skills to students, residents and healthcare professionals both in person and online.

 For the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient. - Peabody

Introduction by
Abraham Verghese

Overview by
Errol Ozdalga

From the Stanford Medicine 25 Blog

The Stanford Medicine 25 blog hosts cases, stories and announcements from our team. Below is an overview of our most recents posts.

  • 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."…


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