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Clinical skills in video

  • By: Neil Graham
  • Published: 19 January 2010
  • DOI: 10.1136/sbmj.b5315
  • Cite this as: Student BMJ 2010;18:b5315

Medical schools, print publishers, and good old Google are leading the way by sharing videos of clinical skills to help with life on the wards and preparation for exams.

For basic clinical skills try searching for “cardiovascular examination,” and you’ll find a high quality set of instructional videos from St George’s, London. And if you’re after something more esoteric than cannulation and basic examination, it’s not a bad place to start looking. YouTube is free.

This interesting, peer reviewed collection, which features mostly endoscopic surgery, is curated by the European Institute of TeleSurgery in Strasbourg. The range of videos, which mostly have attached commentaries, is impressive, and although these are largely beyond the call of duty for all but the most committed undergraduates, they’re worth a look.

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