Clinical Skills Videos. A Summary of Free Online Resources

Online Physical Exam Teaching Assistant by the University of Florida College of Medicine
You can watch the videos online or download them to your hard drive.

Physical Exam/Interviewing Modules & Videos by the University of Virginia
The website features streaming videos in QuickTime format.

The UCLA Physical Exam Project
Standard physical exam videos plus tutorials on how to perform a pelvic exam, Pap smear and GC/Chlamydia cultures. Videos cannot be downloaded.

Connecticut Tutorials Physical Examination by the UConn Health Center
Similar to the websites above.

Clinical Skills Online by the St. George's University of London
Videos can also be seen on Palm or Windows Mobile (Pocket PC).

Common Currency Videos by the Dalhousie University
Videos teach procedure skills, called "common currency": peripheral venous access, arterial blood gas sampling, phlebotomy/venous blood sampling, and urinary catheterization. More to be added soon.

There are more useful links for online medical education at the Clinical Skills Education Center of the Queen's University, Belfast. Our website is also listed there.

Update 4/11/2007:
The most updated list is available here: Physical Examination Videos.

Further reading:
Imagine: Physical Exam Can Save Lives. Dr. Wes, 08/2007.
Image source:, public domain.

Updated: 08/07/2007

1 comment:

  1. St. George Univeristy has very high quality Clinical Skills videos Under CC lincese .