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How do medical students learn?
Learning depends on the transformation of information into knowledge
- F. Papa
Goal of LearningLearning is viewed here as developing a way of thinking and acting that is characteristic of an expert community. Such a way of thinking consists of two important elements:
- the knowledge that represents phenomena in the subject domain
- the thinking activities that construe, modify and use this knowledge to interpret situations in that domain and to act in them.
Situated learning: bridging sociocultural and cognitive theorizing
Learning and Instruction, 6
How Do You Know If Learning Has Occurred?
Learning has occurred when there is a permanent change in the learner's behaviour. This changed behaviour can then be assessed if necessary, for academic standards.
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|Andy7766||Medical Professionals of Tomorrow Scholarship||1||Feb 25 2010, 2:42 PM EST by DeirdreB|
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The first Medical Professionals of Tomorrow Scholarship is being held for the fall 2010 semester. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay along with their online application that explains who or what inspired them to seek out a career in healthcare. The winner of the scholarship will receive a check for $1,000 to help with tuition and other expenses.
For more information, including the full requirements and online application, please visit this page: Medical Professionals of Tomorrow Scholarship.
|drpelmead||I would differ slightly||1||Jun 4 2009, 12:51 PM EDT by DeirdreB|
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According to Bloom it is the gathering of Knowledge that is the lowest level of learning or is it just rote memorization? I call rote memorization temporary because in the long run you forget it. Learning in my opinion is when you can apply concepts, when you can internalize understanding, when you actually use the knowledge to apply to some concept or thought.
Realistically Medical students tend to learn by rote memorization despite the fact that this is the poorest method for a prospective Doctor. In medical students mind the end justified the means. They have to pass the Boards in their second year and they have to pass the tests in their courses and therefore passing the tests and boards is more important to the students that actually comprehending what they are learning.
A few fortunate students learn by PBL or by small group case evaluation and they do well on tests and the Boards but not statistically significantly better than lecture based students.
What we as medical educators can model is what medical students learn most. Professionalism in modeling proper behavior goes a long way in the medical school environment. We try hard at NYCOM to model everyday.
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