Stanford 25 Website Passes One Million Visitors!
The purpose of the Stanford 25 is more than teaching the physical exam. The original calling that brought us all to medicine, and to the care of the sick resides to such a large degree in connecting with the patient, and in the interaction at the bedside. It is both important to the patient, and an enduring source of satisfaction to us as practitioners.
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. Together with the collaboration of Stanford faculty and others abroad (including internationally), we will continue to grow. This year, we will be expanding the “25” to include many more topics (while keeping our name the same). Please keep visiting our website, YouTube channel, and social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Google+)
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.
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.
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.