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September 5, 2001

Physical Examination Skills of US and International Medical Graduates

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor


Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

JAMA. 2001;286(9):1021. doi:10.1001/jama.286.9.1019

To the Editor: Physical diagnostic skills are considered essential for the practice of medicine,1 but several studies have noted declining clinical skills among US medical school graduates (USMGs).24 We conducted a study to measure recent medical school graduates' ability to perform the abdominal examination.

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