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New house officers lack clinical skills

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7316.770b (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:770

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  1. Andrew Moscrop
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    Medical students and house officers receive inadequate training in core clinical skills, research published this week shows.

    Final year medical students lack adequate education and experience in carrying out basic procedures such as taking blood samples and suturing wounds, the report states. Also, most house officers do not receive further practical training after qualification.

    “Many practical skills are practised during the house officer year despite inadequate training, and with no supervision to ensure correct technique,” the authors of the …

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