Epistemic Curiosity and Medical Education

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Epistemic Curiosity and Medical Education

The latest published study on the role of I- and D-type EC and other expressions of intellectual curiosity in medical students at Harvard University. My colleagues and I find that I- and D-type EC may play an important role in setting self-directed learning goals aimed at developing a deeper understanding of medicine – critical for becoming a successful medical practitioner.

Richards, J.B., Litman, J. A., & Roberts D.H. (2013). Performance characteristics of measurement instruments of epistemic curiosity in third-year medical students. Medical Science Educator, 23, 355-363