Professional achievements in medicine: Too many unresolved questions

Slavica Jurčević Kozina, Mario Malički

Abstract


From pre-enrollment assessments, through medical education andpost-graduate training, medical schools are trying to educate andfacilitate the development of their students so that they become exemplaryexperts in their future fields. Yet despite the long history ofmedical education, scientific research has failed to provide correlationsbetween medical schools’ education processes and achievementsof their students. Among the greatest obstacles for this is the primarydefinition of achievement, and, subsequently, its characteristics andmeasurement. In this review we present current findings related tomedical education, discuss their implications and provide suggestionsfor medical schools on how to get the best out of their students whilefacilitating their personal growth.

Keywords


Medical student; Collaborative learning; Social negotiation skills; Non-cognitive skills

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