the mission of SBM

Creating human connection is fundamental
to quality, patient-centered care. 

The Society of Bedside Medicine is a global community of physician educators dedicated to bedside teaching and improving physical examination and diagnostic skills. The purpose of SBM is to foster a culture of bedside medicine through deliberate practice and teaching, and by encouraging innovation in education and research on the role of the clinical encounter in 21st century medicine.




A Global Community of Like-Minded Professionals

The Society of Bedside Medicine is an organization made up of clinicians dedicated to enhancing the clinical encounter with the patient. By fostering a global culture of bedside medicine through education, research, and practice, the SBM unites patients and providers at the bedside. Read more.

membership benefits

What are the Benefits of Becoming a Member?



About Us

Whether you’re new to bedside medicine or a long-time practitioner, The Society of Bedside Medicine can serve as a valuable resource for education and inspiration.  


Member Benefits

Members enjoy access to state-of-the art teaching techniques, opportunities for bedside medicine collaborations, and membership to a global community of like-minded clinicians.

“It’s only at the bedside that we can figure out what is important.”
— Abraham Verghese, MD

Vice Chair for the Theory & Practice of Medicine, Stanford University

SBM Founding Member and Advisory Council


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