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Title: The road to general practice : constructing identity in GP training
Author: Johnston, Jennifer
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2015
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In this thesis I explore the development of professional identity in general practice (GP) training from a number of complimentary angles. The first of three studies is a scoping review of the literature on professional identity in postgraduate medical training. The second is an analysis of cross-sectional interviews with GP trainees shortly after beginning GP training. The third is a longitudinal case study of a single GP trainee over a two year period. The second and third studies use experience centred narrative analysis with a sociocultural framework, with a strong orientation towards lived experience. GP trainees navigate a rocky road through a shifting cultural landscape. They are positioned as outsiders within hospital, and construct an alternative community of practice outside the boundaries of their daily work. GP training offers a special case within medical training. Educators should support GP trainees during time spent training in hospital, ensuring they follow a curriculum orientated towards the community.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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