An Opportunity to Learn Better Bedside Skills

The third annual Stanford 25 Bedside Medicine Symposium will be held on September 29 and 30, again bringing together worldwide medical educators to foster clinical teaching skills. The focus of the symposium is the physical examination, aiming to increase participants’ skills in performing the examination and their ability to teach others and to evaluate their skills.

The agenda includes lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops; two break-out sessions create opportunities for attendees to delve deeper into the topics that interest them most. There will be a poster session where participants may present research and clinical cases related to the physical examination and bedside medicine. The symposium offers 13 hours of continuing education credits for physicians and nurses.

The intended audience is nursing and physician educators in early or mid-career as well as senior residents and chief residents planning a career in medical education. By the end of the two-day symposium, participants may expect to be able to make accurate and timely diagnoses at the bedside and to effectively teach advanced learners in a large group classroom model.

The faculty includes Stanford’s Poonam Hosamani, MD; Errol Ozdalga, MD; and Abraham Verghese, MD; others are Andrew Elder, MD, (U Edinburgh, Scotland), Brian Garibaldi, MD (Johns Hopkins), Steven McGee, MD, (U Washington), Stephen Russell, MD,(U Alabama), David Simel, MD, (Duke), Eric Warm, MD, (U Cincinnati), and Junaid Zaman, MD, (National Heart & Lung Institute, UK).

The course director is John Kugler, MD (clinical assistant professor, general medical disciplines); his co-course director is Sonoo Thadaney Israni (executive director, Presence).

Registration is available here: