Using illness scripts to teach clinical reasoning skills to medical students.

  title={Using illness scripts to teach clinical reasoning skills to medical students.},
  author={Anna Lee and Gavin Matthew Joynt and Alex K T Lee and Anthony M.-H. Ho and Michele A Groves and A C Vlantis and Ronald Ching Wan Ma and Colman Siu Cheung Fung and Cindy S.T. Aun},
  journal={Family medicine},
  volume={42 4},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Most medical students learn clinical reasoning skills informally during clinical rotations that have varying quality of supervision. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine if a workshop that uses "illness scripts" could improve students' clinical reasoning skills when making diagnoses of patients portrayed in written scenarios. METHODS In 2007--2008, 53 fourth-year medical students were randomly assigned to either a family medicine (intervention) or… CONTINUE READING
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