A1 Journal article – refereed
Do prior knowledge, personality and visual perceptual ability predict student performance in microscopic pathology?

List of Authors: Helle L, Nivala M, Kronqvist P, Ericsson KA, Lehtinen E
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Publication year: 2010
Journal: Medical Education
Journal name in source: MEDICAL EDUCATION
Journal acronym: MED EDUC
Number in series: 6
Volume number: 44
Issue number: 6
ISSN: 0308-0110
eISSN: 1365-2923

Visual spatial ability may be related to performance in the initial phase of training in microscopic pathology. However, from a practical point of view, medical students are able to learn basic microscopic pathology using worked-out examples, independently of measures of personality or visual perceptual ability. This finding should reassure students about their abilities to improve with training independently of their scores on tests on basic abilities and personality.

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