Office of Undergraduate Medical Education and Primary Care

Foundations of Clinical Medicine 2 Course
Selected Resources

Welcome to the New York Medical College Clinical Skills website. The course has been redesigned this year to provide you with a variety of learning opportunities to master essential communication and physical diagnosis skills. The resources described and linked here should be used to supplement the assigned readings and videos as you prepare for your small group and preceptor sessions.

Video of Physical Examination:
This site contains numerous clips on examination procedures

Online Physical Exam Teaching Assistant
Created by the University of Florida College of Medicine, this site hosts several videos pertaining to physical examinations.

University of Virginia Health Systems
Allows the ability to download videos ( 5 to 17 minutes in length) on exams covering: vital signs, abdomen, extremities, lower extremities, shoulder, HEENT, cardiac, ophthalmoscopic, neurologic, and chest.  Includes commentary by family medicine faculty conducting the exams.

The Screening Room Physical Examination - Loyola University
Provides still photos, method of exam, abnormal findings, necessary knowledge base to conduct exam, and self examination questions or cases.

NOTE: Some plug-ins may be required.

Texts and Still Photos of Physical Examination:

Menu of Body Parts -  University of California, San Diego
Presents a guide where the coverage in each section is geared toward answering the question, "What do I really need to know in this area of medical care?"  Includes useful information on the written history and physical, along with additional information on clinical decision making and commonly used abbreviations.

University of Florida Physical Exam Study Guide
Text based guide to physical examination

University of Michigan Medical School
Surface Anatomy photos covering the back, thorax, heart, pulses, heart sounds, trachea, abdominal wall, and other regions. 

Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center Clinical Skills Database
An extremely thorough compilation of numerous clinical audio and video resources


The "Auscultation Assistant" - University of California, Los Angeles
The Auscultation Assistant provides heart sounds, heart murmurs, and breath sounds in order to help medical students and others improve their physical diagnosis skills

McGill University Virtual Stethoscope
Is a physical exam tutorial which covers auscultation, relating to selected cardiac and pulmonary physiology/pathophysiology topics. NOTE: Choose AIF uncompressed from the "sound Format" menu.

Normal & Abnormal Heart Sounds & EKGs - Frontiers of Science
Has EKG features with heart sounds covering both normal and abnormal conditions.  Also includes of various conditions.

Synapse Publishing
Provides various heart sounds online, for review.

NOTE: Some plug-ins may be required.

Patient Communication & Education:

City Health Information: Treating Nicotine Addiction
Smoking cessation guidelines published by New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene

Motivate Healthy Habits
Short articles aimed and professional and patients to encourage healthy lifestyles. .

Motivational Interviewing
This website describes the principles of motivational interviewing and how it can be used with multiple behavioral and clinical applications.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Clearing house of infomation regarding alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

Surgeon General Tobacco Cessation Guideline
Maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, this site contains information for use by both clinicians and consumers.

The Clinical Sites webpage is a collaborative effort between the Primary Care faculty and the Health Sciences Library Faculty.

Updated S. Manning 9/2/2010
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