Medical Students' Self‐assessments and Their Allocations of Learning Time

  title={Medical Students' Self‐assessments and Their Allocations of Learning Time},
  author={Larry D. Gruppen and Casey B. White and James T. Fitzgerald and Cyril M. Grum and James O. Woolliscroft},
  journal={Academic Medicine},
Purpose To investigate the impact of self-assessed diagnostic strengths and weaknesses on medical students' allocation of learning time (one indicator of self-directed learning) during a third-year internal medicine clerkship. Method In 1997–98, 107 students at the University of Michigan Medical School self-assessed their diagnostic skills in 14 clinical areas before and after the clerkship and reported the relative amounts of time spent learning about these topics during the clerkship. Results… 

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