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Medical students' tolerance for ambiguity studied

Residency Program Insider, October 31, 2014

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A survey of nearly 14,000 incoming medical students found that their tolerance for ambiguity (TFA) may be linked to how well they handle stress and their desire to work in underserved areas. 
 
Based on their answers to a questionnaire, researchers saw that medical students with higher TFA were more likely to express intentions to work in underserved areas and reported lower levels of stress. Older students and men were also found to have higher TFA. 
 
Source: Academic Medicine

 



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