Assessment of clinical competence of medical students by using standardized patients with musculoskeletal problems.

@article{Connell1993AssessmentOC,
  title={Assessment of clinical competence of medical students by using standardized patients with musculoskeletal problems.},
  author={Karen J. Connell and James M. Sinacore and Frank R. Schmid and Rowland W. Chang and S G Perlman},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1993},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={
          394-400
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess medical students' clinical competence in addressing musculoskeletal problems. METHODS Nineteen junior medical students completed 2 standardized patient-based tests structured to capture their clinical decisions from undiagnosed chief complaint to management. RESULTS No student approached the highest possible score on either test, and the students as a group received less than half the possible points on 5 important aspects of diagnostic reasoning. CONCLUSION… CONTINUE READING

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