Physical Exam Skills

It is expected that the clinical clerk will consolidate their physical exam skills in the following areas:

  • Abdominal examination;
  • Breast examination;
  • Cardiovascular examination (including peripheral vascular examination);
  • Genitourinary (male and female) and pelvic examination (female);
  • Head and neck examination;
  • Mental status examination;
  • Musculoskeletal examination.
  • Neurological examination;
  • Ophthalmological examination;
  • Rectal examination; and
  • Respiratory examination;
  • Skin examination;
  • Vital signs;

Articles

Abdominal Examination: General Abdominal Exam

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.  General Abdominal Exam

Abdominal Examination: The Liver Exam

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.  The Liver Exam.

Abdominal Examination: Examination For Splenomegaly

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.  Examination For Splenomegaly

Abdominal Examination: The Acute Abdomen

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.  The Acute Abdomen

Cardiovascular Examination: Precordial Exam

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.  Precordial Exam

Cardiovascular Examination: Peripheral Vascular Exam

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.  Peripheral Vascular Exam

Cardiovascular Examination: JVP Exam

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.  JVP Exam

Cardiovascular Examination: Cardio-Respiratory Exam

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Cardio-Respiratory Exam

Head and Neck Examination: Sample Focused Physical Exam: Thyroid

James J. The Thyroid Exam. Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Mental Status Examination

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Musculoskeletal Examination: Approach to the musculoskeletal exam

Albert L. The Musculoskeletal Exam. Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Musculoskeletal Examination: GALS Exam

Albert L. The Musculoskeletal Exam – GALS. Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Musculoskeletal Examination: The Knee Exam - Approach to the knee

Albert L. The Knee Exam. Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Musculoskeletal Examination: Dr. Hamilton Hall - Mechanical Back Pain Physical Exam

Hall H.Mechanical Back Pain Physical Exam. Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Neurological Examination

Hohol MJ. The Neurological Exam. Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. 2001.

Ophthalmological Examination

Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Respiratory Examination

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.  Respiratory Exam

Vital Signs

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.  Vital Signs