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Watch and learn: educational videos at your finger tips
  1. Babette M Pluim
  1. Correspondence to Dr Babette M Pluim, Academic Center of Evidence based Sports medicine (ACES), Amsterdam Collaboration for Health and Safety in Sports (ACHSS), Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, The Netherlands; bpluim{at}

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BJSM education offers clinicians three categories of free videos: (1) physical examination; (2) exercise prescription and (3) IOC education.

Physical examination videos

These are very helpful for learners as well as for teachers. When information is presented using visual and auditory input, working memory absorbs more information than when only one of these senses is used.1 Presenting medical education in this way allows the student to organise the information in a structured fashion and greatly assists him or her to incorporate it into long-term memory. The BJSM physical examination videos provide a systematic framework for the student to learn how to conduct a thorough physical examination—an essential tool for every sports physician. The videos are short, so you can focus on one test at a time (eg, Lachman's test). And you can conveniently watch a video several times over. The proof is in the pudding—they have been viewed over 4.5 million times on YouTube already!

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.