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Commentary: View from clinical education

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 26 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:207
  1. Ed Peile, professor of medical education
  1. Institute of Clinical Education, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
  1. ed.peile{at}

    This interactive case discussion is interesting from an educational viewpoint. The case presentation is one of the most complex that has featured in this series, and it attracted thoughtful responses from clinicians of many specialties and levels of experience. It was good to see a medical student reasoning his way through the dilemmas posed by this patient's presentation. Most responses showed evidence of more than a “stab in the dark” approach to diagnosis and management of the complex case.1 Clinical reasoning approaches in the responses included generating …

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