volume 21, issue 7, P1003-1006 2002
DOI: 10.1002/sim.1132
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Abstract: Two undergraduate medical students at the University of Bristol commented on their experiences of learning medical statistics. In general, medical students' focus is on acquiring skills needed to practice clinical medicine, and great care must be taken to explain why disciplines such as statistics and epidemiology are relevant to this. Use of real examples and an emphasis on the need for evidence has meant that medical students are increasingly aware of the pressure on clinicians to justify their treatment dec…

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