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Table 4 Overview of the challenges and adaptations identified by the participants

From: Perceptions and processes influencing the transition of medical students from pre-clinical to clinical training

Domain Challenge New Task/ Adaptation
Disruptive novel elements Altered learning method Self-directed learning, Application of knowledge to clinical context
Medical work culture Increased workload, Professional relationships, Changed socialisation context
Perceptions and coping strategies Perceived inadequate preparation Learning on the run, Seeking support/ guidance
Personal development and outcomes Accepting the new reality: gradual process Identifying alternative learning methods, Reduced feelings of incompetence