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CONTEXT The Dreyfus model describes how individuals progress through various levels in their acquisition of skills and subsumes ideas with regard to how individuals learn. Such a model is being accepted almost without debate from physicians to explain the 'acquisition' of clinical skills. OBJECTIVES This paper reviews such a model, discusses several(More)
BACKGROUND All sciences share a common underlying epistemological domain, which gives grounds to and characterizes their nature and actions. Insofar as physicians depend on scientific knowledge, it would be helpful to assess their knowledge regarding some theoretical foundations of science. OBJECTIVES 1. To assess resident physicians? knowledge of(More)
The interesting Amin's study showed disconnects between belief and actual practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM) among physicians. 1 There is still controversy and disagreement around EBM, a clamorous example, is the recent commentary by Dr Bernadine Healy, former director of National Institutes of Health, in the U.S. News & World Report she raised(More)
OBJECTIVES To know opinions, attitudes and interest of medical students toward science and pseudoscience. DESIGN A questionnaire was administered to 124 medical students of the San Marcos University in Lima, Peru. RESULTS 173 students were surveyed. The response rate was 72%. Eighty-three percent (100/121) of respondents said that science is the best(More)
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