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

Dr. Stephen Holt is the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program at the Yale School of Medicine in Washington, USA.
He obtained his PhD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. Currently, he is Director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic and Co-Director of Clinician Educator Distinctions Pathway at Yale School of Medicine.
Due to his achievements, he earned the Faculty Teacher of the Year award from the Yale Primary Care Residency Program in 2009 and 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Holt teaches courses on Physical Examination, Dermatology, and Rheumatology.

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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.