What’s in Doctor Verghese’s Lab Coat?
March 14, 2014
Its now just hours away from the weekend. On this Friday at Stanford (or wherever you’re reading this from), we’re sure you must be wondering: what does Dr. Verghese carry in his white coat when attending on rounds? No need to wonder anymore! Our recent Heinz award winner explains the answer to that question.
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.