Introduction to Physical Examination

Introduction to Physical Examination

by Stephen Holt, MD, MS

The physical exam is one of the main cornerstones of the diagnostic field. A thorough and differential diagnosis-directed history and physical examination will guide physicians to an appropriate patient workup. The probability of diagnostic errors, oversights, and unnecessary tests is increased due to poor physical examination skills.

Course Details

  • Videos 2
  • Duration 0:16 h
  • Quiz questions 8
  • Articles 0


Your Educators of course Introduction to Physical Examination

 Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Stephen Holt attended Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and subsequently completed his residency training and Chief Residency at Yale's Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program before joining the program as an Assistant Professor. He currently serves as the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program.

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Great presentation
By Dengu D. on 17. June 2021 for Purpose of the Physical Exam

Thanks for the great effort. I definitely know more loading.

Every physician should consider this course
By Juan Fernando Q. on 15. June 2021 for Purpose of the Physical Exam

Congratulations on the excellent presentation Dr. Holt. I believe that the doctor in the search for excellence must master the physical examination, because in addition to addressing the diagnosis of the disease, it also helps to establish a stronger doctor-patient bond. I liked that it highlights the aspects of how one should ensure that the examination is being well executed, because those details are the ones that should always be present in the physical examination. This course is for all physicians, whatever their specialty or field of work.