The Five-Minute Moment

Am J Med. 2016 Aug;129(8):792-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.02.020. Epub 2016 Mar 10.


In today's hospital and clinic environment, the obstacles to bedside teaching for both faculty and trainees are considerable. As electronic health record systems become increasingly prevalent, trainees are spending more time performing patient care tasks from computer workstations, limiting opportunities to learn at the bedside. Physical examination skills rarely are emphasized, and low confidence levels, especially in junior faculty, pose additional barriers to teaching the bedside examination.

Keywords: Medical education; Physical examination.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Clinical Medicine / education*
  • Education, Medical / methods*
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Humans
  • Physical Examination*
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Point-of-Care Systems
  • Teaching*