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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1979 March; 29(200): 155–159.
PMCID: PMC2159161

The self-assessment of confidence, by one vocational trainee


A list of important topics in general practice was constructed and a trainee was asked to indicate his confidence about each topic on a one to five scale. Repeated use showed different confidence ratings by the same trainee, and an attempt was made to correlate factual knowledge by using a multiple choice questionnaire.

Despite important limitations, which are described, this method may be useful in identifying suitable topics for teaching during the trainee year.

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