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Journal Article
Study

Incoming interns recognize inadequate physical examination as a cause of patient harm.

Russo S, Berg K, Davis J, et al. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2020;7:238212052092899.

This study involving a survey of incoming interns found that nearly all medical interns believe that inadequate physical examination can lead to adverse events and that 45% have witnessed an adverse event due to inadequate examination. The authors propose a five-pronged intervention for improving physical examination training.