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Sadler, Georgia Robins; And Others – Journal of Medical Education, 1978
A survey of learning styles of 108 family practice residents and faculty was conducted to determine correlations between learning style and career choice and to examine possible implications for resident-faculty interaction, especially in instructional activities. Learning style preferences tended toward the concrete and active modes
Descriptors: Career Choice, Cognitive Style, Educational Assessment, Family Practice (Medicine)
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Wunderlich, Roger; Gjerde, Craig L. – Journal of Medical Education, 1978
In a replication study the Learning Style Inventory was given to over 200 practicing physicians and medical students. Contrary to previous findings, the results suggest that there is no association between learning style and career choice in medicine. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Learning
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Plovnick, Mark S. – Journal of Medical Education, 1975
The study described here demonstrated that students with different learning styles are initially inclined toward careers in different specialities or types of medicine and are influenced by different factors in medical school in making their career decisions. Implications for medical education are included, particularly regarding primary care…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Educational Research, Environmental Influences, Higher Education
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West, Russell F. – Journal of Medical Education, 1982
Results of tests done on 48 first-year students entering the Quillen-Dishner College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University suggest that ambiguity may be present in Kolb's learning styles classification system and that further validity studies need to be conducted. (MLW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Medical Education