Using Interviewing to Explore Clinical Learning at Team Placements: A Pilot Study

Lili Gao


This paper reports the development of a pilot study which aims to identify a medical student’s experience and perceptions

towards team placement learning and how closely those experience and perceptions link to the author’s main project--a

longitudinal, multiple-method case study, which is designed to investigate how medical students learn in a

multiprofessional clinical context, and how multi- and inter-professional contact influences the transition from ‘thinking

as a student’, to ‘thinking like a doctor’, to ‘thinking as a doctor’, as an issue of identity construction. By using a

reflexive account, the author delineates the strengths and limitations; practicalities and difficulties of in-depth

interviewing, one of the qualitative data collection methods to be use in her further study.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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