Acad Med 2020 Aug 25. Epub 2020 Aug 25.
D.F. Balmer is associate professor of pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6805-4062. P.W. Teunissen is professor of workplace learning in healthcare, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, and a gynecologist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. M.J. Devlin is professor of clinical psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York. B.F. Richards is professor of pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Purpose: It takes many years for trainees to become physicians-so long that their individual journeys through medical school and residency are seldom systematically studied and thus not well understood. Lack of understanding hinders effective support of future physicians' development across traditional time-bound phases of medical education. The authors initiated a longitudinal qualitative study, tracing a cohort of 6 trainees through the same medical school and 6 different residencies. Read More