The ability to perform a physical exam (PE) and interpret physical findings is critical to patient care.

Trained practical instructors supplement faculty teaching and facilitating practice.

Sample projects focusing on physical examinations include:

Physical Exam Workshops

Provide instruction ranging from basic PE maneuvers to more invasive exams. Gynecologic Teaching Associates, trained instructors who teach students to perform pelvic and breast exams on the GTA’s own body, provide feedback from the patient’s perspective.

Learning to recognize abnormal findings: Clinical Findings Simulators

Allow students to practice recognizing abnormal findings that cannot be simulated by an SP.

CORE PE Assessment

Students are tested on a 40-item checklist of PE maneuvers that comprise a full Head To Toe physical exam. Practical instructors provide students with immediate feedback and teach them how to perform the maneuvers correctly.