Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
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).2- 4
We conducted a study to measure recent medical school graduates' ability to
perform the abdominal examination.
Ozuah PO, Curtis J, Dinkevich E. Physical Examination Skills of US and International Medical Graduates. JAMA. 2001;286(9):1021. doi:10.1001/jama.286.9.1019