Clinical Assessment Guide – bringing MSK teaching to life

A recently published article in the Northern Ireland healthcare review has highlighted how the Versus Arthritis clinical assessment guide is providing medical students with much needed support during the pandemic.

David Hanna, a third-year medical student at Newcastle University said:

“The Versus Arthritis MSK handbook has been vital in supporting my current rheumatology studies – at our hospital we have physical copies which everyone has really depended upon for examinations, especially given we couldn’t attend practice examinations in person and everything moved to online. It can be very hard to distinguish the different types of arthritis, it’s a vast field that we have limited time allocated to study, so having this resource with structured examinations and flow charts for patient assessment has given me a lot more confidence in examinations and when treating people on the wards.”

You can read the full article in the Northern Ireland Healthcare Review, pages 48-49.