Development of guide to clinical performance and basic clinical skills for medical students

Hye Rin Roh, Keun Mi Lee, Eunkyung Eo, Young Sun Hong, Hakseung Lee, Byung Woo Jang, Byoung Doo Rhee

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The aim of this report was to discuss the development and content of a guide on clinical performance and basic clinical skills for medical students. We published the first edition of this guide in 2010 and will publish the second edition in 2016. Initially, we took a survey on important clinical presentations and fundamental clinical and technical skills in 41 medical schools in Korea. Ultimately, we chose 80 core clinical presentations and 56 clinical skills. In the guide to basic clinical skills, we described the physical examination and technical skills according to the preprocedural preparation, procedure, and postprocedural process. In the guide on clinical performance, we reviewed patient encounters-from history taking and the physical examination to patient education. We included communication skills, principles of patient safety, and clinical reasoning schemes into the guides. In total, 43 academic faculty members helped develop the basic clinical skills guide, 75 participated in establishing the clinical performance guide, and 16 advisors from 14 medical specialty societies contributed to the guide. These guides can help medical students approach patients holistically and safely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-319
Number of pages11
JournalKorean Journal of Medical Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015

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  • Clinical competence
  • Procedures
  • Scheme
  • Technical skills


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