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Study touts med students working in pairs

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Research at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development  in Berline found that  medical students ”who worked in pairs to solve diagnostic problems were more likely to arrive at the correct diagnosis than those who worked alone,” MedPage Today reported.


”The research divided 88 research volunteers, all fourth-year medical students, into two groups. The first group of 28 worked individually, while the other 60 worked as pairs. Those who worked together arrived at the correct diagnosis 18 percent more often.”

This is good to know, but organizationally, it could often be difficult to arrange for such pairing with all the other duties of medical students.


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