The full content of Annals is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Editorials |

Measuring Procedural Skills

Robert S. Wigton, MD
[+] Article, Author, and Disclosure Information

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-4285. Requests for Reprints: Robert S. Wigton, MD, Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2014 Swanson Hall, 600 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68198-4285.

Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1996;125(12):1003-1004. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-125-12-199612150-00013
Text Size: A A A

Surgical residency programs have long required trainees to record their experience with surgical procedures, but internal medicine has only recently required residents to document their experience with medical procedures. In the late 1980s, the American College of Physicians responded to the need for guidelines by appointing committees and beginning a series of national surveys to make recommendations about credentialing standards [1]. During this same period, physicians in several specialty areas, notably gastroenterology and cardiology, developed recommendations about specific procedures. In 1991, the American Board of Internal Medicine required documentation of applicants' training experience in seven core procedures [2].

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).


Submit a Comment
Submit a Comment

Summary for Patients

Clinical Slide Sets

Terms of Use

The In the Clinic® slide sets are owned and copyrighted by the American College of Physicians (ACP). All text, graphics, trademarks, and other intellectual property incorporated into the slide sets remain the sole and exclusive property of the ACP. The slide sets may be used only by the person who downloads or purchases them and only for the purpose of presenting them during not-for-profit educational activities. Users may incorporate the entire slide set or selected individual slides into their own teaching presentations but may not alter the content of the slides in any way or remove the ACP copyright notice. Users may make print copies for use as hand-outs for the audience the user is personally addressing but may not otherwise reproduce or distribute the slides by any means or media, including but not limited to sending them as e-mail attachments, posting them on Internet or Intranet sites, publishing them in meeting proceedings, or making them available for sale or distribution in any unauthorized form, without the express written permission of the ACP. Unauthorized use of the In the Clinic slide sets will constitute copyright infringement.


Buy Now

to gain full access to the content and tools.

Want to Subscribe?

Learn more about subscription options

Related Articles
Topic Collections
Forgot your password?
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.