Journal Article
Study

Tolerance of uncertainty and fears of making mistakes among fifth-year medical students.

Nevalainen M; Kuikka L; Sjoberg L; Eriksson J; Pitkala K.

Senior medical students in Finland were surveyed regarding their perceptions of clinical uncertainty and fear of making errors in patient care. Students who expressed more discomfort with clinical decision-making also voiced a greater fear of errors and less interest in a career as a family physician.