Clinical problem-solving by medical students: a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis.

@article{Neufeld1981ClinicalPB,
  title={Clinical problem-solving by medical students: a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis.},
  author={Victor R Neufeld and Geoff Norman and John W. Feightner and Howard S. Barrows},
  journal={Medical education},
  year={1981},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={315-22}
}
The evolution of clinical reasoning in medical students was studied. A cross-sectional sample consisted of randomly-selected medical students from three classes. Additionally, twenty-two students were observed at yearly intervals from the preclerkship period to the first post-graduate year. Subjects were observed in a clinical examination of a simulated patient, and their thought processes were abstracted from a 'stimulated recall' of the videotaped encounter. The data were transcribed and… CONTINUE READING

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