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Medical student confidence levels studied

Residency Program Insider, March 20, 2015

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Despite being correct more often, female medical students were less confident than male students when answering questions, according to a study recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
 
When answering questions on a digital study platform, students were asked to indicate their confidence in the answers by selecting “I’m sure,” “Feeling luck,” or “No clue.” Females selected “I’m sure” 40% of the time, compared to males who chose it 44% of the time. However, 81% of females who selected “I’m sure” had correct answers, while males were correct 78% of the time.
 
Source: Becker’s Hospital Review



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