Influence of confidence and experience on the competency of junior medical students in performing basic procedural skills

De Villiers, Adele ; Archer, Elize (2011-06)

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.

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