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Table 1 Students diary

From: Does doctors’ workload impact supervision and ward activities of final-year students? A prospective study

  1 = observed 2 = assisted  
  3 = performed under supervision 4 = performed without
  or with feedback supervision
Day Activity 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Administration of infusions                
Arrangement/cancelling appointments for patients                
Arterial punctures                
Drawing blood                
ECG interpretation                
Enquiring about results                
History taking                
Informative/explanatory consultations                
Insertion of IV lines                
Performance of errands                
Physical examination                
Presentation of patients on ward rounds                
Punctures of joints, pleura, paracentesis, etc.                
Sorting files, copying                
Transportation of patients                
Ward rounds                
Writing discharge letters                
Other activities:                
Please note your satisfaction with your internship: □ very high □ high □ low □ very low.
  1. Students completed a diary of their activities over a 15-day period and stated for specific activities whether they had (1) observed, (2) assisted, (3) performed them under supervision or (4) performed them without supervision. When the student recorded a medical activity with (3), it was counted as supervision. We then counted how many medical activities were recorded as (3) or (4) (actively performed medical activity) and how many non-medical activities were recorded with (3) or (4) (actively performed non-medical activity).