Undergraduate procedural skills training in Victoria: is it adequate?
Medical Journal of Australia | Published : 1997
OBJECTIVES: To assess the experience in basic and advanced clinical procedures of recently graduated medical students and to identify deficiencies in procedural skills training. DESIGN: An anonymous, voluntary, questionnaire-based survey. SETTING: The 13 hospitals in the State of Victoria that employ their own interns. SUBJECTS: New interns, immediately before starting their intern year in 1996. RESULTS: One hundred and seventy-four interns participated. They reported that they had had few opportunities to practise some procedures during their medical courses. By their own report, 3% had never sutured a patient, 10% had never drawn blood gases, 16% had never applied a limb plaster, 18% had n..View full abstract