Teaching digital rectal examination to medical students using a structured workshop-a point in the right direction?

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BACKGROUND Digital rectal examination (DRE) is an important skill in the investigation of rectal symptoms. This frequently performed examination is poorly taught and while students agree it is an important skill, their experience is often limited. Studies have suggested that structured teaching can improve confidence, knowledge, and ability of DRE. METHOD… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2012.09.009

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