Journal article

Medical students' perceptions of role models on clinical placements.

Louise Greenstock, Peter Brooks, Elizabeth Malloy, Patrick Fiddes, Catriona Fraser

The Clinical Teacher | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Clinical placements have been reported as being challenging, demanding and rewarding for health professional students. For medical students, clinical placements are often their first interaction with other health professionals, who are often graduates. This study was designed to explore medical students' experiences of a clinical placement, in which their perceptions about role models from the same or other disciplines emerged. METHODS: A total of three focus groups (n = 15) were conducted with medical students following the completion of their clinical placement rotation in palliative and rehabilitative settings. FINDINGS: Role models and influential figures were key themes to e..

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