Journal Article
Study

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

Nevalainen M, Kuikka L, Sjoberg L, et al. Family medicine. 2012;44:240-6.

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.