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Table 4 Medical interns and Medical Educators rate essential skills required for internship

From: Evaluation of medical student retention of clinical skills following simulation training

Required competency for Intern Practice Intern Educator Intern Educator Intern Educator Intern Educator Intern Educator
Strongly agree Agree Undecided Disagree Strongly disagree
Venepuncture 90% 83% 10% 15% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 68% 95% 19% 3% 10% 2% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Arterial blood gas 97% 67% 6% 27% 0% 5% 0% 2% 0% 0%
Urinary catheterisation 94% 68% 10% 27% 0% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0%
IV Cannulation 94% 80% 10% 17% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0%
  1. Interns n = 31, Educators n = 60
  2. Educators and interns were asked to rate their perceived level of importance of each clinical skill from a list to the clinical practice of a competent intern