The Melquiades Project

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Medical Student’s Clinical Skills (Auckland Med Revue 2012).

'We shed some light on how to correctly examine a patient as a medical student'. 

An incredibly accurate video into just how nerve-wracking and uncomfortable those first few years of medicine are while you develop your clinical examination skills. 

I think everyone studying medicine can relate to the awkward introductions and consent, not to mention the difficulties in checking for respiratory rate…

I do have one favourite part though.

'What do you do for a job?'.


This is some hilarious physical comedy. Oh, the awkwardness.

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Doctors, preachers, and teenagers all the have same thing in common: they knlw everything there is to know, and you can’t tell them nothing!!
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