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Table 2 Preparation and importance in various skills.

From: Are Canadian General Internal Medicine training program graduates well prepared for their future careers?

MEDICAL EXPERT
  Preparation % 1 or 2 Preparation % 4 or 5 Importance % 1 or 2 Importance % 4 or 5
History taking 0.00 % 100.00 % 0.00 % 99.40 %
Physical examination 0.00 % 98.31 % 0.00 % 99.39 %
Diagnosis of undifferentiated illness 1.14 % 91.48 % 0.00 % 98.17 %
Management of chronic illness 3.98 % 80.11 % 1.22 % 95.12 %
Care of multi-system disease 0.56 % 94.35 % 0.00 % 99.40 %
Care of critically ill patients 2.29 % 84.57 % 0.00 % 96.95 %
Develop problem-solving 0.56 % 94.92 % 0.00 % 99.40 %
Medical problems of pregnancy 21.59 % 37.50 % 3.64 % 75.76 %
Peri-operative care 9.04 % 66.10 % 0.00 % 92.77 %
Therapeutics 1.14 % 80.57 % 0.61 % 95.73 %
Pain management 33.33 % 27.12 % 7.32 % 74.39 %
Recognize treatable rare diseases 9.04 % 55.93 % 4.22 % 74.70 %
COMMUNICATOR
Communication skills 2.82 % 87.01 % 0.60 % 96.99 %
Consultation skills 2.26 % 81.92 % 0.00 % 98.19 %
COLLABORATOR
Collaborate with non-physician caregivers 14.04 % 64.04 % 2.41 % 83.13 %
MANAGER
Administration skills 57.06 % 16.38 % 24.85 % 42.42 %
Set-up of an office 84.83 % 2.81 % 15.76 % 69.09 %
HEALTH ADVOCATE
Choose cost effective treatments 20.79 % 45.51 % 4.22 % 78.92 %
Counsel regarding smoking 52.54 % 23.73 % 8.48 % 65.45 %
Counsel regarding exercise 45.20 % 25.42 % 7.27 % 70.91 %
Counsel regarding HIV testing 32.20 % 38.98 % 12.12 % 60.61 %
Counsel about domestic violence 74.58 % 9.04 % 29.70 % 36.36 %
Counsel about substance abuse 58.19 % 16.95 % 21.34 % 50.00 %
SCHOLAR
Research skills 40.68 % 24.29 % 23.49 % 36.75 %
Develop life-long learning skills 2.27 % 85.23 % 0.00 % 98.18 %
Critical appraisal 7.34 % 66.10 % 1.81 % 87.35 %
Participate in quality assurance 43.82 % 22.47 % 12.65 % 58.43 %
Teaching skills 5.08 % 67.80 % 1.81 % 80.12 %
PROFESSIONAL
End-of-life issues 19.10 % 56.18 % 3.61 % 83.73 %
Ethics 14.12 % 55.37 % 3.61 % 78.31 %
Compliance issues 26.55 % 36.72 % 3.03 % 81.21 %
  1. Expressed as % of respondents indicating 1 or 2 on the Likert Scale versus 4 or 5. Those with a gap of > 20 % between preparation and importance are high lighted in bold.