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Table 4 Top 30 competence gaps and percentage of respondents who never performed those tasks, Ethiopia, 2015 (N = 191)

From: Practice analysis of junior doctors in Ethiopia: implications for strengthening medical education, practice and regulation

Competencies % not capable % never done the task
Perform vasectomy 82.7 95.5
Perform tubal ligation 77.0 90.6
Perform VIA (Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid) 74.1 89.5
Perform appendectomy 73.3 83.8
Perform cesarean section 70.7 81.2
Perform dental extraction 69.1 88.0
Diagnose retinal detachment 58.1 82.7
Perform culdocentesis 58.1 81.7
Perform excisional biopsy 45.0 70.7
Perform and interpret AFB (Acid Fast Bacilli) 41.9 71.2
Perform hydrocelectomy 41.4 67.0
Insert and remove IUD 39.3 79.1
Perform and interpret peripheral morphology 35.6 57.6
Insert and remove implants 34.6 72.8
Diagnose glaucoma 33.5 61.8
Perform and interpret stool microscopy 32.5 64.9
Perform and interpret blood film 30.9 62.3
Prepare proposals for funding 27.4 70.0
Perform MVA (manual vacuum aspiration) for endometrial biopsy 23.6 64.9
Perform circumcision 23.6 49.7
Perform arthrocentesis 23.0 44.5
Evaluate policies, programs, and services 22.1 42.6
Use evidence in developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving policies, programs, and services 20.6 44.2
Develop program and/or project goals and objectives 20.5 45.3
Apply low lying forceps 19.9 60.7
Perform vacuum assisted delivery 19.4 56.5
Analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data 19.1 53.4
Manage ophthalmic chemical burns 18.3 62.3
Justify programs for inclusion in organizational budgets 18.1 50.0
Justify programs for inclusion in organizational budgets 18.1 50.0