Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

The Library is now offering the updated 5th edition of Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination which includes the Bates' Physical Examination Videos as well as OSCE Clinical Skills Videos.

In addition to the 8 hrs of video content covering head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques, this online resource also provides:

  • differential diagnosis, diagnostic considerations, and likely diagnosis
  • keyword search
  • anatomy review
  • sample digital write-up of the physical examination findings
  • options to share a video with colleagues
  • PDF transcripts and closed captioning for each video

The OSCE videos are specifically designed to "help you develop and hone your clinical reasoning skills in preparation for the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. These interactive videos allow the viewer to observe and participate in the clinical encounter."

Our subscription allows an unlimited number of simultaneous, Duke-affiliated users access anytime, anywhere, and from any device (NetID authentication off-campus required).  Check it out here.

If you'd like to include links to particular sections for a syllabus or training that will work off-campus or have other questions, Ask a Librarian for help!