Office of Undergraduate Medical Education
and Primary Care
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.
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.
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
Screening Room Physical Examination - Loyola University
Provides still photos, method of exam, abnormal findings,
necessary knowledge base to conduct exam, and self examination questions
plug-ins may be required.
and Still Photos of Physical Examination:
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.
of Florida Physical Exam Study Guide
Text based guide to physical examination
of Michigan Medical School
Anatomy photos covering the back, thorax, heart, pulses, heart sounds,
trachea, abdominal wall, and other regions.
Israel Deconess Medical Center Clinical Skills Database
An extremely thorough compilation of numerous clinical audio and video
"Auscultation Assistant" - University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant provides heart sounds, heart murmurs, and breath sounds in order
to help medical students and others improve their physical diagnosis skills
University Virtual Stethoscope
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.
& Abnormal Heart Sounds & EKGs - Frontiers of Science
Has EKG features with heart sounds covering both normal
and abnormal conditions. Also includes of various conditions.
Provides various heart sounds online, for review.
Some plug-ins may be required.
Communication & Education:
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. .
This website describes the principles of motivational interviewing and
how it can be used with multiple behavioral and clinical applications.
Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Clearing house of infomation regarding alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
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.
Sites webpage is a collaborative effort between the Primary Care faculty,
Martha Grayson, M.D., Karen Edwards, MD, MPH, and Sally Schwab Ph.D.,
M.S.W., and the Health Sciences Library Faculty.
Updated SFM 10/02/2007