Musculoskeletal exam and joint injection training for internal medicine residents

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  • We developed a musculoskeletal education intervention for internal medicine residents consisting of lectures, anatomic models, and a joint injection clinic. Written tests, observed musculoskeletal exams, and self-confidence scales were administered to 27 internal medicine residents before and after the intervention. Improvement was found in observed physical exam and self-reported confidence levels in performing knee injections. Confidence in shoulder injection skills improved, but remained low. Improved scores on written examination, though statistically significant, were not educationally significant. This single-institution pilot study demonstrates that a simple educational program results in improved knee and shoulder examination skills and confidence in performing knee injections.
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  • Wilcox T; Oyler J; Harada C; Utset T
  • Start Page

  • 521
  • End Page

  • 523
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 5