AFMC National Clinical Skills Working Group Evidence-Based Clinical Skills Document

Welcome to the AFMC National Clinical Skills Initiative website. Selecting the Table of Contents tab in the top right corner will reveal the major sections and tables that outline clinical skills recommendations from our Working Group.

Background information can be found in the first few sections, including an introduction and further explanation of the nomenclature and levels used to describe the elements of the exam. A series of Tables conforming to the major body systems follows, as well as special sections on the pediatric examination and procedural skills.

Levels of competence used are described here.

You can navigate to the different sections by using the Table of Contents tab or page, as well as the navigation buttons at the bottom at each section.

You can also search for a specific keyword using the search box in the top right of the page.


This document is dedicated to the late Dr. John Bradley who was an active member of the National Clinical Skills Working Group until his sudden death in March 2006. He will be remembered by his colleagues as a man who prided himself on starting out his life on a dairy farm, being a practicing family physician in a small town, and then an anaesthetist in a very large city. He had a passion for sharing information and educational materials to help both medical students and their teachers feel confident about the acquisition of skills in the clinical setting.