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Physical Exam Teaching Associate Program

The PETA program provides a unique opportunity for students to practice components of the physical exam on teaching associates who have been trained to provide feedback in the elements of the exam. PETA modules will be available for the following exams: 

  • pulmonary
  • abdominal
  • cardiovascular
  • neurological
  • musculoskeletal
  • head and neck (aka HEENT)
  • Head-to-Toe/Multi-system

Note for students participating in PETA sessions: There is a 24 hour cancellation policy for PETA sessions. If you sign-up for a session and either cancel with less than 24 hours notice or are simply no-show, you may be restricted from signing up for future sessions. Please contact Rose Zaeske, Program Manager, SP & Teaching Associate Programs, at 410-614-0847 if you need to cancel a scheduled session.

The teaching associates are trained in each module based on the exam checklists provided by the Johns Hopkins Clinical Foundations of Medicine (CFM) course. They will provide you with feedback in a helpful and non-threatening fashion using these checklists as a guide. Please note these checklists correspond to the CFM syllabus and reflect what students will be required to know by the end of Quarter I/II. 

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