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UCSD’s Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine

UCSD’s Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine


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UCSD’s Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine

A comprehensive physical examination and clinical education site for medical students
and other health care professionals

Web Site Design by Jan Thompson, Program Representative, UCSD School of Medicine.

Content and Photographs by Charlie Goldberg, M.D., UCSD School of Medicine and VA Medical Center, San Diego, California 92093-0611.

Send Comments to: Charlie Goldberg, M.D.




Introduction



This guide has been assembled with an eye towards clinical relevance. It represents a departure from the usual physical exam teaching tools which, in their attempts to be all inclusive, tend to de-emphasize the practical nature of patient care. As a result, students frequently have difficulty identifying what information is truly relevant, why it’s important and how it applies to the actual patient. By approaching clinical medicine in a

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