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TIME Lecture - Special Session - Resuscitating the Bedside Physical Exam

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Where: Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, Simpson Querrey Auditorium, 303 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: FAME  

Group: Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators - FAME

Category: Grand Rounds, Academic, Lectures & Meetings


Resuscitating the Bedside Physical Exam


Brian Garibaldi, MD
Director, Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit
Associate Professor of Medicine

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the current state of the physical exam.

2. Incorporate a hypothesis driven approach to the PE in teaching and practice.

3. Recognize the power of the physical exam beyond diagnosis.

4. Understand the importance of point of care technology to teach/reinforce PE skills.

5. Describe the importance of assessments to improve PE skills.

"In an era where time is scarce and technology seems to dominate..., we are in danger of neglecting the value of the physical examination...[In Paley, et al.] the single modality contributing most to diagnosis was history [and] some 61% of diagnoses were made by history and examination, without recourse to laboratory tests or imaging...The presence of a physical examination makes a positive contribution to clinical care, its absence compromises patient safety...New curricula for physical examination should be developed and focus on maneuvers or signs with best supporting evidence of value..." 

Brian Garibaldi & Andrew Elder. J R Coll Physicians Erdinb, 2021. 

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