Table 5. Division of code and subgroups
Code group Subgroup
Lessons learned Learning the importance of soft values
Feeling more comfortable with performing examinations
Confidence in performing examinations after considerable practice
Exceeded expectations and refuted prejudices Notions of patients
Stories and misgivings
The structure of the clerkship Missing the opportunity to discuss a case without the patient being present
Professional patients: real people in a comfortable setting
Involving the student: an effective teaching tool The introduction: being introduced as a future colleague
Being recognised makes a difference
Supervisors that educate
Adjust the teaching to the students' knowledge level
Patient autonomy and being denied permission Understanding that you may not be allowed to participate
Easier to accept being denied permission when given a reason why
Anxiety about restricting patient autonomy
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