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Archive of entries posted on August 2015

How can students’ diagnostic competence benefit most from practice with clinical cases? The effects of a structured reflection on future diagnosis of the same and novel diseases.

Authors: Silvia Mamede, MD, PhD, Tamara van Gog, PhD, Alexandre Sampaio Moura, MD, PhD, Rosa Malena Delbone de Faria, MD, PhD, José Maria Peixoto, MD, MSc, and 
Henk G. Schmidt, PhD Acad Med 2014; 89:121-7. Mamede and collaborators investigated the effects of reflection on cases compared with generating a single (immediate decision) or differential diagnosis. [...]