The prescribing performance and confidence of final-year medical students

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It is widely believed that medical students are not as well prepared or as sufficiently skilled in prescribing as they should be at the outset of their careers. However, a preclinical context-learning pharmacotherapy program has been found to improve students' therapeutic skills during an ensuing clinical clerkship in internal medicine.(1) In this Commentary, we argue that a similar approach during a clinical clerkship may further enhance therapeutic skills at the end of the clerkship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-3
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014


  • Clinical Clerkship
  • Clinical Competence
  • Humans
  • Prescriptions
  • Students, Medical

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