Clinical skills in final year medical students.

  title={Clinical skills in final year medical students.},
  author={Kristel Longman},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  volume={95 5},
Dr Tucker (February 2002 JRSM1) suggests that medical schools have lost enthusiasm for competency as an aim in itself, describing the value of his experience as a ‘shadow’ house officer when a final year student at St George's in the 1970s. Competency has not been forgotten by the present generation of clinical tutors at St George's. As a final year student I am currently partaking in my shadows as Dr Tucker once did—assisting an already qualified house officer in completion of forms, running… CONTINUE READING

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