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    Teaching Medical Students to Examine Children: Different Not Difficult
    • J E Mcdonagh, Clinical Senior Lecturer Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology
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      • V Walker, V Diwakar

    Dear Editor,

    In 2003, the Royal College of Paediatrics recommended “training in adolescent health should be mandatory for undergraduates…”. Although the recent article “Teaching medical students to examine children” briefly acknowledged the challenges undergraduates face when examining adolescents, the authors sadly did not take the opportunity to emphasise the importance of such training. Rather, the authors sugg...

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    Teaching students Paediatric history taking and examination.

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the paper from Oxford by Craze et al(1) and agree with the general gist of the subject. As a paediatrician with interest in medical student education, I facilitate the teaching of paediatrics to the students posted to my DGH for the 6-8weeks scheduled for paediatrics and have examined on the subject. The observations in the paper from Oxford clearly reflects my experience. Over the...

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