I've been hearing some talk over here that over the last year or two Canadian grads from Irish med schools are behind on their clinical skills compared to the locally trained crowd. Historically, this would certainly not be the case. So two questions:
1. Has anybody else noticed such a change in Irish med students?
2. Financial collapse aside, have there been any other changes (e.g. in the curriculum) in the last few years that would reduce competence in basic examination of patients?