Teaching Clinical Decision Making in a Family Practice Clerkship

David R. Holtgrave, Frank H. Lawler, L. Peter Schwiebert

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Abstract

Limited health care resources and other social factors are making clinical decision making (CDM) a necessary subject of study for medical students. However, CDM material is technical and could be perceived by students as arcane. This study evaluated student attitudes toward a CDM module imbedded in a third-year medical student (MSIII) family medicine clerkship. A survey instrument was used for the evaluation and included a within-subject check for response consistency. The results show that MSIIIs feel that technical CDM material is within their grasp and that it is relevant to their day-to-day care of patients. Key words: clinical decision making; educational evaluation; clerkships. (Med Decis Making 1993;13:114-117)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Decision Making
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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