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Pelvic examination teaching: linking medical student professionalism and clinical competence.

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Title: Pelvic examination teaching: linking medical student professionalism and clinical competence.
Authors: Kamemoto, Lori E
Kane, Kathleen O
Frattarelli, LeighAnn C
Issue Date: Aug 2003
Abstract: The Professional Patient teaching program is an essential part of assuring competency in the performance of the pelvic examination and professional behaviors. Through a series of integrated teaching sessions from the first year reproductive anatomy laboratory, the second year basic clinical pelvic examination teaching program, to the third year teaching program, students perform at an enhanced level of clinical competency and professional behavior. A Professional Patient commented: "We create a safe environment where medical students not only learn the clinical portion of the exam, but also focus on the patient as the primary source of information on patient comfort. Students receive immediate feedback from us and have ample opportunity to ask questions about aspects of the clinical pelvic examination or doctor/patient communication skills. We guide them, teach them, and help them prepare for examinations with other patients who will not be as open or in tune with their bodies as we are."
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/53617
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 2003



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