Audit and exploration of graduating medical students' opportunities to perform digital rectal examinations as part of their learning

Harsh Bhoopatkar, Andy Wearn, Anna Vnuk

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Abstract

There appears to be a trend indicating a decrease in the number of digital rectal examinations (DREs) performed by medical students over the last few decades.1, 2 Reasons why opportunities to practise have fallen include ethical concerns3 and deterrents such as being told not to by medical staff, embarrassment, refusal by patients and lack of a chaperone.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-618
Number of pages2
JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
Volume89
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

Keywords

  • Letter to editor
  • graduating medical students
  • digital rectal examinations

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