New for Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination in 2022

In 2022, 27 new videos will be released that will be focusing on communication and interprofessional skills.  The content of these new videos will help educate students on the expanded coverage of communication skills that can be found on the USMLE Step 1.  The goal is to also train students in this discipline in order for them to become better at approaching holistic patient care and developing stronger patient relationships.

The Bates’ Visual Guide is a visual resource that provides users with head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine.  There are 8 hours of video content available as well other useful content including:

    • Differential diagnosis, diagnostic considerations
    • Anatomy review
    • Sample digital write-ups of the physical examination findings
    • Options to share videos
    • PDF transcripts and close captioning’s

You can access Bates’ Visual via the IHS Library website.  The library subscription allows an unlimited number of users with access to the resource available off-campus from any device.

A complete list of video URLs can be accessed by clicking the below link.  For inquires about how to use or access this resource please email the IHS library at

 – Kyle Downey