This is a formalized way of looking at how clinical teaching actually happens. This paper was the one that finally made the penny drop for me. Qualitative studies do have a place in medicine. Read it, and actually acquire a framework for understanding the process of learning through consultation! If you understand it, you can tweak the experience on the ward to improve learning.
Read the following resource and understand how learning occurs on the ward, in the clinic, and at the bedside.
Pimmer, C, Pachler, N, Nierle, J, & Genewein, U.(2012) Learning through inter- and
intradisciplinary problem solving: using cognitive apprenticeship to analyze doctor-to-
doctor consultation. Adv in Health Sci Educ. Feb; 17:759- 778. doi 10.1007/