➤ Improvements in medical student physical examination skills and performance on validated musculoskeletal competency examinations correspond with undergraduate curricular reform.
➤ Curricular reform success in the United States has been achieved by multidisciplinary collaboration.
➤ International efforts are focused on improving medical student physical examination skills through patient partners and structured clinical examinations.
➤ Technologies such as simulators and online learning tools are effective and well received.
1University of Tennessee – Campbell Clinic, 1211 Union Avenue, Suite 510, Memphis, TN 38104. E-mail address for R.F. Murphy: email@example.com
2Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 601 North Caroline Street, 5th Floor, JH Outpatient Center (JHOC), Baltimore, MD 21287
3Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 43 Wellesley Street, East Suite 327, Toronto, ON M4Y 1H1, Canada