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Musculoskeletal Education in Medical School: Deficits in Knowledge and Strategies for Improvement

Murphy, Robert F. MD; LaPorte, Dawn M. MD; Wadey, Veronica M.R. BPHE, BEd, MD, MA, FRCSC; Akelman, Edward MD; Bashook, Phil EdD; Filing, Constance; Jones, Andrew MD; Heckman, James MD; Lewis, Valarae MD; Mejia, Alfonso MD; Milbrandt, Todd MD; Quinn, Robert MD; Samora, Julie Balch MD

Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume: 3 December 2014 - Volume 96 - Issue 23 - p 2009–2014
doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00354
Current Concepts Review
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➤ 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:

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

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