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When less is more

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7496.884 (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:884
  1. Kieran Walsh, editorial registrar (bmjlearning@bmjgroup.com)
  1. BMJ Learning

    Most courses follow a set pattern: lectures in the morning and workshops in the afternoons. The lectures usually last an hour, despite the fact that people stop paying attention after 15 minutes. Listeners usually perk up a bit in the last five minutes, but at best about half of the potential learning is lost.1 We have known this …

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