Stanford Medicine 25 Blog

  • Healing: A Journey, Not a Destination

    Although healing and curing are often used interchangeably, we think of these two terms in different ways and believe the distinction is important when it comes to our outlook on patient care and bedside medicine.

  • Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month Through Physical Exam Knowledge

    Each fall, Breast Cancer Awareness Month aims to promote education about the disease that impacts roughly one in eight women. In this post, we’ve outlined useful information and key resources to help physicians identify signs of breast cancer and other abnormalities at the patient bedside.

  • Stanford Medicine 25’s Resources to Help Physicians Promote Skin Health

    Skin health is always a relevant topic in the clinical setting, but it’s particularly worthwhile to revisit after the summer season, during which many people are exposed to high levels of sun damage.

  • How the ‘Privilege of Physicianhood’ Inspires Best-Selling Author Abraham Verghese

    Verghese embodies Stanford Medicine 25’s ideals of channeling humanity & empathy in patient interactions, and this interest in the human story is part of his magic as an author. A closer look at his philosophy on writing reveals important lessons for physicians and medical learners!…

  • Balancing Technology and Human Connection in Patient Care

    As the broad-reaching capabilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) gain momentum, we see enormous potential to advance human health. However, as we look forward to this progress, we also believe it's more important than ever to preserve the physical exam and humanistic aspects of medicine.

  • The Significance of Small Gestures at the Patient Bedside

    Textbooks rightly emphasize the importance of diagnostic and treatment skills, but we also believe it’s vital not to lose sight of the big impact that small gestures can have.

  • Janet Tillman's Life as SP and GTA

    In her roles as a standardized patient (SP) and gynecological teaching associate (GTA), Janet Tillman has helped medical students learn how to conduct exams as well as master other basic skills including patient interaction, diagnoses, and more.

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