Introduction to the Physical Exam

Introduction to the Physical Exam

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
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Introduction to the Physical Exam

 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 Connecticut, USA.
He obtained his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. Currently, he is Director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic and Codirector of Clinician Educator Distinctions Pathway at Yale School of Medicine.
Because of 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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Answering the Why question
By Elitsa M. on 18. November 2023 for Purpose of the Physical Exam

Very good done, and argumentative solid! Answering the Why question is left many times forgotten, but it is actually the most important start point.

By Nelsozx i. on 14. January 2022 for Introduction to the Physical Exam

It’s extremely good and useful but I have no money ????????

Very good structure, awesome presentation!!!
By Mirela P. on 26. December 2021 for Purpose of the Physical Exam

Dr. Holt, this course is one of my favourite! Very well structured, awesome presentation! Congratulations!!!

This is a must to learn before taking any physical examination
By Quang Linh V. on 15. December 2021 for Physical Exam Likelihood Ratios

The lecture shows me the roots of understanding how to apply evidence based to physical examination