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Table 3 Items in which some school types had more students reporting that they were well-prepared

From: Medical graduates’ preparedness to practice: a comparison of undergraduate medical school training

Subscale Item School type
Treatment Dealing with a patient with breathing problems e.g. acute asthma, pulmonary embolism PBL, Traditional
Suggesting appropriate treatment for common symptoms e.g. nausea, pain etc. Reformed
Dealing with a patient with airway problems Reformed
Responding effectively to emergencies PBL
Independent, responsible working Teaching colleagues/students Traditional
Being responsible for self-directed lifelong learning and professional development PBL, Traditional
Dialoguing with patients Discussing medication, including unwanted effects, with patients PBL, Traditional
History, examination, diagnosis and investigation Interpreting investigations PBL
Procedural skills Prescribing drugs and treatments (including oxygen and fluids) appropriately and clearly PBL
Patient safety, ethics and legal issues Understanding the legal framework of medical practice PBL, Traditional
Paperwork Keeping an accurate and pertinent medical record PBL
  1. The School Type shown had ≥70% graduates reporting that they felt well-prepared. The other Schools had <70%