What do modern day physicians carry around in their white coats? And, what tools should young doctors consider keeping in their pockets? In this short Stanford 25 Initiative video, Abraham Verghese, MD, answers this question by providing an intimate look at the objects and tools he carries with him into the exam room.
Verghese has had a long-standing interest in bedside medicine and strongly believes all clinicians should be able to recognize the basic phenotypic expressions of disease that present as abnormal physical signs. He led the effort to develop the Stanford 25, which includes a series of hands-on workshops teaching essential techniques for examining patients.
Previously: Stanford’s Abraham Verghese honored as both author and healer, Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone: Two years as a New York Times best seller, How Abraham Verghese writes, How a battle with Napoleon helped Abraham Verghese write his novel and Abraham Verghese at Work: A New York Times profile