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At Stanford Medicine 25, Bedside Medicine Matters

As a dedicated healthcare provider, you play an important role in patient care. The mastery of bedside examination skills is vital to your practice, yet a frequently neglected aspect of medical training.

At Stanford Medicine 25, we have a simple yet profound belief: the essence of diagnosis and healing lies in the hands-on approach. 

We are committed to teaching and enhancing bedside exam skills among students, residents, and healthcare professionals. Our goal is to equip medical professionals like yourself with the expertise needed to excel in patient care. 

Mastering the Clinical Exams

From detecting aortic regurgitation to dermatological conditions, these pages share key techniques for a wide range of medical assessments.

"The most important innovation in medicine is the power of the human hand to touch, to comfort, to diagnose, and to bring about treatment.”

Abraham Verghese, MD

Expert Led Guidance

The Stanford Medicine 25 team is a core group of physicians, faculty and students led by renowned physician and author Dr. Abraham Verghese.  

Our goal is to empower healthcare providers, especially those in internal medicine, to refine their bedside manner. Whether it's diagnosing skin conditions or assessing neurological function, nothing beats hands-on experience.

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