Register Now for the 4th Annual Bedside Teaching Symposium
We here at Stanford 25 believe strongly in the power of bedside medicine—so much so that we’ve devoted an entire symposium to it! This year, the 4th annual Stanford 25 Bedside Teaching Symposium will take place on September 7 and 8, 2018. Registration is now open—please click here for more information!
This symposium, the 4th annual, will continue to build on the goals of the first: In this age of increased reliance on technology, how can health practitioners reconnect with their patients at the bedside? And how can medical educators promote a culture of hands-on medicine?
The demand has only increased during the four years that the symposium has operated. Physicians, residents, and nursing educators from around the world have attended, participating eagerly in discussions and voicing frustrations that the bedside is not emphasized as much as it should be. Practical as well as human concerns are at stake.
One of the highlights of the symposium is the 5 Minute Bedside Moment, an opportunity to, as Poonam Hosamani, MD, puts it, "reframe the way we teach at the bedside into little units, what we like to describe as the basic teaching unit of medicine.” This is "a hands-on, collaborative setting for sharing tips to cultivate – and promote – a culture of bedside medicine."
As Abraham Verghese, MD, put it way back in 2010, "The irony is that these skills have been around for at least a hundred years. The problem is that they have fallen into disuse.”
Join us for the 4th annual symposium, and be a part of the solution.
Humility is an underappreciated skill in a time of global budgets, evidenced based approaches, and cost-containment. The bright, well-read, talented medical students who may lack humility are not uncommon.
Patient-centered care is an important aspect of the National Strategy for Quality Improvement on Health Care. As such, healthcare institutions are strongly focusing on the patient-physician relationship and the patient experience.
The editor-in-chief of Medscape, Dr. Eric Topol, visited Stanford to sit down and do an interview with our Dr. Vergese for the Medscape One-on-One online video series.
Peter Conrad, a sociologist at Brandeis University, spoke of the rise and fall of the medical authority in the doctor patient office encounter in his many scholarly articles. With the internet becoming the “elephant in the doctor’s office,” the dynamic of medical authority has certainly changed…