Biomedical knowledge in explanations of clinical problems by medical students.

@article{Patel1988BiomedicalKI,
  title={Biomedical knowledge in explanations of clinical problems by medical students.},
  author={Vimla L. Patel and Gerbrand Jan Groen and H. M. Lappin Scott},
  journal={Medical education},
  year={1988},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={
          398-406
        }
}
This paper was motivated by a controversy concerning the role of basic sciences in medical education. A problem underlying this issue is that it is unknown how basic science is used in clinical reasoning. The experiment was designed to address this issue. Three texts were constructed dealing with basic science knowledge relevant to a clinical problem. Subjects were asked to read and recall the texts. Next, the subjects were required to read and recall the clinical text describing a patient… CONTINUE READING
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