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Table 5 Summary of other characteristics suggested by the participants as important for clinical learning

From: Student preparedness characteristics important for clinical learning: perspectives of supervisors from medicine, pharmacy and nursing

Characteristic Theme
The student recognizes that he/she is in a privileged position regarding access to/interaction with patients. Knowledge and understanding
The student understands the need for and is committed to life-long learning. Knowledge and understanding
The student should be aware of the non-pathological aspects of diseases such as its social and mental health impact on the patient and family. Knowledge and understanding
The student is able to learn to hide their emotions and display professional behaviour even in distressed situations Professionalism
The student has good patience to listen to the patient’s problem and their interpretation of the disease or symptoms. Communication and interaction
The student demonstrates capability to adapt to the environmental and social changes in the clinical setting within a short period. Personal attributes
The student has passion for the subject learning and passion to become a health professional. Personal attributes
The student has leadership skills. Personal attributes
The student is able to improve on strengths and correct weaknesses. Professional and interpersonal skills
The student is able to prioritize their personal agenda related to professional learning and balance the family matters. Professional and interpersonal skills