Evidence Based Clinical Diagnosis: A Multimedia Summer Project

Justine Spencer, Sarah Campos, Andrew Jeffery, Katelyn Sorenson, Brian Buchan


Five Island Medical Program students from across three years collaborated with local physicians on a UBC Summer Student Internship Project about evidence–based clinical diagnosis. This is the use of manoeuvres that have been objectively proven to increase or decrease the likelihood that a patient has a given disease, a topic on which we created short educational clinical skills videos. The videos use the examples of appendicitis and congestive heart failure to explain how using evidence–based clinical diagnosis can be easy and effective. Our experiences led us to reflect on the current clinical teaching in contemporary medical education. It is our opinion that this important area is on the verge of becoming mainstream in medical education.

KEYWORDS: summer; evidence; physical; videos; diagnosis

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Spencer J, Campos S, Jeffery A, Sorenson K, Buchan B. Evidence Based Clinical Diagnosis: A Multimedia Summer Project. UBCMJ. 2013 4(2):28-29.