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Table 2 FYMS (n = 24) checklist and global rating scores for clinical activities at the start (t1) and end (t2) of Internal Medicine rotation (mean, SD); p-values for paired t-tests / Wilcoxon signed rank tests; the category “Competent students” indicates the percentage of students whose performance was rated with level 3 or higher; Pearson’s Χ2

From: Ready to run the wards? – A descriptive follow-up study assessing future doctors’ clinical skills

Clinical Activity Assessment t1
M (SD)
t2
M (SD)
Sig.d
History taking
  Checklist rating [%] 48 (8) 58 (09) <.001
  GCR c [1–6] 3.88 (.96) 4.50 (.38) .004
  Clinical competence [1–5] 2.43 (.71) 3.04 (.53) .002
  Competent students [%] 33 66 .004
Physical examination
  Checklist rating [%] 55 (11) 59 (11) .135
  IPPIa rating [1–6] 4.03 (.54) 4.40 (.35) .008
  Clinical competence [1–5] 2.40 (.49) 2.96 (.51) <.001
  Competent students [%] 21 29 .505
Case presentation
  Checklist rating [%] 39 (14) 46 (14) .002
  Handoff CEXb [1–9] 3.71 (.89) 4.82 (.81) <.001
  Clinical competence [1–5] 1.65 (.63) 2.19 (.66) .001
  Competent students [%] 8 29 .065
IV cannulation
  Checklist rating [%] 81 (9) 83 (9) .25
  IPPIa rating [1–6] 4.34 (.65) 4.20 (.59) .213
  Clinical competence [1–5] 3.19 (.69) 3.60 (.85) .03
  Competent students [%] 80 87 .6
  1. aIntegrated Procedural Protocol Instrument
  2. bClinical Examination Exercise
  3. cGlobal communication rating
  4. dα = 0,05