Transition: health professionals as medical students

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Submitted by Jill Romeo on Aug 28, 2023 - 3:10am CDT

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Journal Article

Describes the results of a qualitative study to understand more about how health professionals adapt to their role as medical students. The most common driver to retrain was a desire to seek a fresh challenge; however, returning to student status after life as an autonomous health professional was initially very uncomfortable. Once they loosened their grip on their previous role and embraced life as a medical student the students eventually realised that, irrespective of their previous health profession, they had a set of core professional abilities they could bring to their role as a doctor.

Gallagher, P.
Hoare, K.