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Davis N et al, Treatment of medical students during clerkships based on their career interests. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 15(3) 156-162 Briefly reviewed by Steve Miller, Columbia University


Davis N et al, Treatment of medical students during clerkships based on their career interests. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 15(3) 156-162

Briefly reviewed by Steve Miller, Columbia University

Another example of simple qualitative research - (simple doesn't mean - easy - or not labor intensive) - answering an important question. Students feel pressured and admit to lying about their choices. They believe their experience changes - based on the answer. Interestingly - they don't recommend keeping it secret - or having a "don't ask" policy for faculty. Rather - they make suggestions of how to make it less high stakes to have the right answer.

(Do you ask students to identify what they are planning to go into?Do you counsel faculty and residents in this area - if yes - what do you recommend? SM)

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