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1 . 2023

Development of the doctor's scientific thinking in the course of professional training


The article is devoted to the study of the scientific thinking of a doctor and is due to the need to prevent mistakes made during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. It emphasizes the important social role of the doctor, and his worldview position, influencing the views, beliefs and behavior of patients in difficult conditions for making vital decisions. The level of scientific thinking of a doctor was assessed using a test developed by the All-Union Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM). The results obtained indicate a high level of development of the doctor's scientific thinking, which is many times higher than the general indicators of the population. At the same time, the mastery of the scientific method is still at an insufficient level, which made it possible to draw conclusions and formulate some recommendations on the use of various methods in the educational process aimed at solving this problem. Given the requirements of the new Federal State Educational Standards, both in higher and additional professional education, it is advisable to introduce new disciplines, starting with the basics of studying the methodology of science, project methods, etc.

Keywords:scientific thinking; professional thinking; clinical thinking; everyday thinking; science methodology

Funding. The study had no sponsor support.

Conflict of interest. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

For citation: Starostenkova T.A., Prikhodko A.N., Sanakoeva E.G. Development of the doctor's scientific thinking in the course of professional training. ORGZDRAV: novosti, mneniya, obuchenie. Vestnik VSHOUZ [HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT: News, Views, Education. Bulletin of VSHOUZ]. 2023; 9 (1): 102-9. DOI: (in Russian)


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Guzel E. Ulumbekova
MD, MBA from Harvard University (Boston, USA), Head of the Graduate School of Healthcare Organization and Management (VSHOUZ)

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