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Table 3 Preparation and importance for procedural skills.

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

  Preparation % 1 or 2 Preparation % 4 or 5 Importance % 1 or 2 Importance % 4 or 5
ACLS/CPR 0.56 % 95.0% 0.60 % 92.22 %
Allergy testing 88.20 % 3.37 % 88.03 % 1.82 %
Ambulatory ECG interpretation. 11.80 % 73.03 % 4.22 % 89.76 %
Articular Drainage 25.14 % 44.13 % 11.90 % 54.76 %
Bone marrow interpretation 60.57 % 16.00 % 57.67 % 19.02 %
Bronchoscopy 86.29 % 6.86 % 63.80 % 12.88 %
Capillary Blood Glucose 42.11 % 42.11 % 48.48 % 39.39 %
Cardioversion 17.32 % 58.66 % 5.42 % 69.88 %
Chest tube insertion 47.46 % 34.36 % 18.07 % 51.20 %
Colonoscopy 86.93 % 6.82 % 67.07 % 12.20 %
Echocardiography 91.48 % 3.98 % 61.21 % 20.61 %
Endotracheal intubation 13.56 % 62.71 % 3.59 % 83.23 %
Esophagogastroscopy 84.00 % 8.57 % 61.96 % 16.56 %
Exercise stress testing 27.12 % 50.85 % 8.48 % 73.33 %
Foley catheter insertion 44.74 % 34.21 % 33.33 % 33.33 %
Hemodialysis 61.93 % 13.07 % 59.04 13.25 %
Hemodynamic monitoring 10.80 % 64.20 % 6.63 % 68.07 %
Indirect laryngoscopy 90.40 % 2.82 % 73.94 % 4.85 %
Liver biopsy 86.44 % 5.08 % 79.52 % 7.83 %
Lumbar puncture 2.22 % 85.56 % 1.79 % 91.07 %
Mechanical ventilation 7.82 % 63.69 % 1.82 % 76.97 %
Microscopic exam of urine 36.46 % 36.46 % 25.44 % 43.79 %
Paracentesis 2.78 % 87.22 % 1.80 % 81.44 %
Peripheral smears – Interpretation 53.63 % 24.02 % 43.03 % 28.48 %
Peritoneal dialysis 67.22 % 6.67 % 63.47 % 7.19 %
Pleural biopsy 81.67 % 5.56 % 73.49 % 7.83 %
Renal biopsy 93.89 % 1.67 % 90.96 % 2.41 %
Sigmoidoscopy 80.00 % 12.22 % 47.27 % 27.27 %
Sputum Gram Stain 69.06 % 12.71 % 56.80 % 20.12 %
Steroid Injections (Non-articular) 56.50 % 23.73 % 43.64 % 27.88 %
Temporary Pacemaker Insertion 37.99 % 39.66 % 19.16 % 61.08 %
Thyroid Fine Needle Biopsy 79.89 % 7.82 % 50.30 % 17.96 %
TPN Initiation 49.16 % 21.79 % 23.95 % 38.32 %
Tracheostomy Tube Change 71.67 % 15.00 % 51.48 % 20.71 %
Transthoracic Pacing 19.44 % 54.44 % 9.47 % 65.68 %
  1. Preparation and Importance expressed as percentage of respondents answering 1 and 2 or 4 and 5 on the Likert Scale.