Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 12, Supplement 2, pp S64–S70

Teaching procedural skills

  • Thomas E. Norris
  • Sam W. Cullison
  • Stephan D. Fihn
Teaching Skills

DOI: 10.1046/j.1525-1497.12.s2.9.x

Cite this article as:
Norris, T.E., Cullison, S.W. & Fihn, S.D. J Gen Intern Med (1997) 12(Suppl 2): S64. doi:10.1046/j.1525-1497.12.s2.9.x

Conclusions

Procedures are an important component of the practice of medicine. Students and residents must be trained to perform procedures safely and well. Simultaneously, we must seek consensus on what procedures should be taught, and we must develop better, safer techniques to teach them. Finally, we must develop objective measures of initial and continuing competency for those who perform procedures. We must try to overcome the “turf” battles in this area and focus on what is best for patients, students, and residents.

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© Society of General Internal Medicine 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas E. Norris
    • 1
  • Sam W. Cullison
    • 1
  • Stephan D. Fihn
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattle
  2. 2.Section of General Internal MedicineUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattle

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