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Revista Medica Herediana

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GARCIA AHUMADA, Félix Santiago. Thinking styles in medical students. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2005, vol.16, n.3, pp.190-198. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objective: To describe the thinking styles of a group of students in the second and fourth year of studies of pre grade of medicine. Material and Method: Not experimental, longitudinal, and descriptive study, in a group of 71 students. Results: The predominant thinking styles, in the 2000 and 2002 respectively, were: executive function 53(74.65%) and 58(81.69%), monarchical 51(71.83%) and oligarchy form 49(69.01%), global 44(61.97%) and local level 41(57.75%), internal reach 45(63.38%) and 48(67.61%), and conservative and liberal inclination 28(39.44%) each one and liberal 38(53.52%). Conclusions: Results agree partially with thinking styles of the future medical doctor, judicial function, hierarchical form, global level, external reach and liberal inclination. (Rev Med Hered 2005;16:190-198).

Keywords : Thinking styles; teaching and medical students.

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