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An insight into the efficacy and sustainability of cardiac auscultation training in first year medical students - A United Kingdom medical student's perspective

Published:August 31, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jjcc.2022.08.004
      I read with great interest the recent article by Kagaya, Tabata et al. regarding their investigation into the feasibility and efficacy of cardiac auscultation training in first-year medical students at the Tohoku University School of Medicine in Japan [
      • Kagaya Y.
      • Tabata M.
      • Arata Y.
      • Kameoka J.
      • Ishii S.
      Feasibility and effectiveness of cardiac auscultation training with a cardiology patient simulator for first-year medical students.
      ]. I wish to offer a United Kingdom medical student's perspective on this study, as well as focus on the authors' call for further research to determine if beginning training in cardiac auscultation earlier is sustainable.

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