Are our new medical graduates ready to prescribe?

Med Educ. 2009 May;43(5):492.

Author

Sim SM, Choo WY, Ng CJ.

Institution

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. debrasim@ummc.edu.my

Abstract

Letter

Extract

Context and setting Prescribing is an essential skill for doctors. However, the 5-year medical curriculum of the University of Malaya (UM) currently does not run a structured training programme in, or formal assessment of, prescribing skills. Why the idea was necessary Recently, studies carried out in various parts of the world have shown poor prescribing behaviours among new graduates and medical students.


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