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Clinical skill development in junior doctors: Do interns assess and admit patients

Recent literature highlights widespread concern that the clinical skills of junior medical staff do not continue to develop in the early years after graduation. The proposed causes for this ‘junior doctor skill deficit’ are multiple, including changes to patient flow in acute health care settings. This study aims to document the opportunities for, and experience of, interns assessing and admitting patients. Mixed methods methodology will include observation, interview and survey techniques. The student will be involved in data collection, analysis and writing up the study. The principal supervisor is A/Prof Jenepher Martin. An associate supervisor may be appointed.
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intern, assessment, clinical skills
Eastern Health Clinical School
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