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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1980 May; 30(214): 301–303.
PMCID: PMC2159567

Medical student attitudes and general practice


A study of the influence of general practice attachment on the attitudes and preconceptions of new clinical students is reported. An attitude questionnaire was administered to a cohort of Oxford clinical students immediately before and after a two-week period of general practice attachment, introduced as part of the clinical introductory course. Changes in responses to the questionnaire suggest a shift of attitudes favourable to general practice, and the acquisition of a broader view of medical care.

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