Teaching the Physical Exam in SHORT Encounters

PEARLS

  1. Set the stage for the patient encounter with the student.
  2. Highlight specific physical examination goals.
  3. Observe the student perform some aspect of the examination and provide coaching as they examine the patient.
  4. Require that the student commits to a description of their findings.
  5. Teach based on the patient’s physical examination findings.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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