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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1989 Oct;161(4):1013-4.

Pelvic examinations by medical students.

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.


Involvement in patient care plays a critical role in medical education. Patients, however, have a right to refuse to participate in educational programs, and in the area of gynecologic care this takes on heightened sensitivity. Although the majority of clinical departments specifically inform patients of the student role, a substantial proportion do not have policies that adhere strictly to informed-consent guidelines.

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