Almost Full!!! Claim your spot for the 2016 Stanford 25 Skills Symposium

Almost Full!!! Claim your spot for the 2016 Stanford 25 Skills Symposium

On August 27-28 (Saturday and Sunday), we’re hosting a symposium at Stanford University School of Medicine for early- and mid-career physicians who teach clinical skills. The symposium’s interactive curriculum will help these teachers become more effective educators and introduce them to an international community of like-minded practitioners. Want to join us? If you’d like a

Abraham Verghese Asks: “Why Are We Doing This Teaching?”

Abraham Verghese Asks: “Why Are We Doing This Teaching?”

Errol Ozdalga, MD; @eozdalga Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford School of Medicine We teach bedside medicine. We emphasize the importance of the physical exam and how it can help care for your patient and also create an environment where the person you are caring for develops trust. We have taught this now for over 6 years (when the

Stanford 25 Skills Symposium 2016 Announced!

Stanford 25 Skills Symposium 2016 Announced!

The Program for Bedside Medicine at Stanford is proud to announce registration is open for the Stanford 25 Skills Symposium 2016! Date: August 27th and 28th 2016 (Saturday & Sunday) Location: Stanford University School of Medicine Visit this link for registration. You can also learn more about last year’s symposium and our upcoming event here. The Symposium is designed for early

What the cause of this enlarged nose? Visit our latest dermatology page!

What the cause of this enlarged nose? Visit our latest dermatology page!

This 42 year old male give a history of a chronic “skin rash” of his face. He notes he’s had it for many years and never sought treatment. While it comes and goes on its own, it seems to get worse with alcohol consumption. What’s the name of this finding and was diagnosis does he

What’s the name of this sign? What does it tell you?

What’s the name of this sign? What does it tell you?

A patient presents for routine screening, including a skin exam. What’s the name of this sign and what does it tell you. (Scroll below for the answer and more info.) Answer: The Ugly Duckling Sign The ugly duckling sign refers to one mole among many that sticks out and looks different (“the ugly duck”) and should

Medical Errors and Adverse Events from a Missed or Inadequate Physical Exam

Medical Errors and Adverse Events from a Missed or Inadequate Physical Exam

In the last 20 years the knowledge base for a physician has grown exponentially. Meanwhile technological advances, combined with a growing healthcare system and greater demands on the physician have left the need to find more ways to overcome these challenges. The physical exam, once regarded in the medical profession and the litmus test to

Stanford Medicine 25 Launches New Website

The Stanford Medicine 25 is proud to announce the launch of our new website with the new year! Since the start of our website, we’ve had millions of visitors and look forward to improving and adding more content! The new site is now mobile-friendly and share’s more about what we do, including our Stanford 25

Dr. Rick Hodes on the Approach to Spinal Disease

Dr. Rick Hodes, a friend and colleague of Abraham Verghese, is an internist who had dedicated much of his life’s work towards treating spine disease in Ghana. In this Stanford Medicine 25 blog post, we welcome Dr. Hodes discusses one of his cases in Ghana and shares with us his approach and method to diagnosing

COMING OUT OF THE COLD

This has been a heady month for our group. After an enormously successful Bedside Symposium bringing in 120 faculty from 11 countries to learn and teach bedside skills, I was so thrilled to see our work so prominently mentioned in the INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE’S report titled, “IMPROVING DIAGNOSIS IN HEALTH CARE.” Having preached for so

Stanford Medicine 25 Skills Symposium Hosted by Program of Bedside Medicine

This week, the Stanford Medicine 25 hosted its first skills symposium for educators by educators focusing on clinical skills in a effort to bring together some of the world’s leaders and educators in medicine. Doctors from various specialties, who have a passion for medicine at the bedside and teaching the physical exam, came together for