Influence of confidence and experience on the competency of junior medical students in performing basic procedural skills
De Villiers, A., Archer, E. 2011. Influence of confidence and experience on the competency of junior medical students in performing basic procedural skills. African Journal of Health Professions Education, 3(1):24.
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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Studies, mostly done with final-year medical students and doctors, show that the confidence level with which a clinical skill is performed is not a reliable benchmark of actual clinical competence. This inaccurate selfevaluation of proficiency has far-reaching implications, e.g. the inability to identify learning deficiencies and consequently to manage learning – both essential components of self-directed learning programmes.