Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Skills Center offers firsthand view of physicians learning and fine-tuning procedure, examination, and assessment skills

The Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Skills Center is a collection of activities offering physicians hands-on learning and simulation models focusing on office-based procedures, examination skills, and assessment and interpretation skills.

Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 features a number of interactive workshops focused on the innovative use of ultrasound for performing procedures and making diagnoses. Highlights of activities with good visuals and interesting story angles are below.


  • Advanced Airway Techniques
  • Ankle-Brachial Index by Doppler
  • Arthrocentesis and Bursal Injections
  • Chronic Leg Wound Management
  • Incision and Drainage of Abscesses
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Line Placement
  • Skin Biopsy and Cryosurgery
  • Suturing Skills
  • Toenail Removal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Central Line
  • Ultrasound-Guided Paracentesis

Physical Examination, Interpretation, and Assessment Skills

  • Cardiac Auscultation
  • Cardiac Diagnosis with the Harvey Simulated Patient
  • Dermatology Learning Posters
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Ophthalmoscopic Skills
  • Physical Examination Tutorials

Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarships

Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarships were established in 2014 to recognize outstanding chief medical residents and to provide them an opportunity to help teach popular clinical skills workshops under the guidance and mentorship of expert faculty. This year's chief resident awardees are:

  • Christopher A. Aakre, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • Taylor B. Goot, MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Matt Kelleher, MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Dina Khateeb, DO, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
  • Valerie M. Vaughn, MD, University of Michigan Health System
  • Jason Williams, MD, UCLA School of Medicine

The Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Skills Center hours are Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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