Document Type: Letter to Editor


Medical School, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London, London, UK


We read with great interest ‘Exploring undergraduate medical students’ perception of learning procedural skills and its outcomes in clinical settings’ (1) as third year medical students at King’s college London. Graduates are expected to show competence in 32 core practical skills and procedures in accordance with the GMC guidelines (2). We would like to share our experience with practicing procedural skills and make suggestions to help bridge the gap between learning and skill acquisition in a hospital to improve medical education.