Medical exam, or clinical examination (more popularly known as a check-up) is the process by which a medical professional investigates the body of a patient for signs of disease. It generally follows the taking of the medical history — an account of the symptoms as experienced by the patient.

medical exam

medical exam

A measure your height F examine your eyes, 1 scale 7 eye chart
and weight ears, nose, and throat 2 thermometer 8 stethoscope
B take your temperature G listen to your heart 3 blood pressure gauge 9 X-ray machine
C check your blood H take a chest X-ray 4 needle/syringe
pressure 5 examination room
D draw some blood 6 examination table
E ask you some questions
about your health

Comprehensive physical exams, also known as executive physicals, typically include laboratory tests, chest x-rays, pulmonary function testing, audiograms, full body CAT scanning, EKGs, heart stress tests, vascular age tests, urinalysis, and mammograms or prostate exams depending on gender.


[A-H] A. Now I’m going to measure your height and weight.
B. All right.

[A-H] A. What did the doctor/nurse do during the examination?
B. She/He measured my height and weight.

[1-3, 5-9] A. So, how do you like our new scale?
B. It’s very nice, doctor.