|The doctor tends to fail to expose the part properly, is not always thorough and sometimes does not recheck doubtful findings||The doctor is selective in the examination but systematic. The regions/systems/organs examined reflect the history that has been established.|
|Has little understanding of this.||Attempts to do this but is not yet skilful and sometimes runs into difficulty.||Attempts to do this and is usually successful but recognises his/her limitations.||Perfect|
|(a)||Orders the examination systematically.|
|(b)||Recognises when to extend the systematic examination, if necessary at a specially arranged time.|
|(c)||Makes use of the help of other professionals where necessary.|
|(d)||The doctor is skilful in examination technique.*|
Notes for raters
The doctor should be able to show that there is a reason for each item ofexamination and that all items indicated in the history have been examined.
* See appendix B to rate specificskills in examination technique.