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Being the ‘med reg’: an exploration of junior doctors’ perceptions of the medical registrar role

Fisher, James M.; Garside, Mark J.; Brock, Peter; Gibson, Vicky; Hunt, Kelly; Wyrko, Zoe; Gordon, Adam L.

Authors

James M. Fisher

Mark J. Garside

Peter Brock

Vicky Gibson

Kelly Hunt

Zoe Wyrko

Adam L. Gordon adam.gordon@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

The role of the medical registrar is a challenging one and is acknowledged as being a disincentive to a career in medicine for some junior doctors. We set out to build a broader understanding of the role through exploration of Foundation Doctors’ and Core Medical Trainees’ perceptions of the role. Data, gathered from focus groups, were analysed using a framework approach. Six key themes were identified, which were grouped under the headings ‘perceptions of the medical registrar role’ and ‘transition into the role’. Our work builds on existing literature to inform a deeper understanding of how junior doctors perceive the medical registrar role. In light of our findings we offer suggestions on possible training initiatives to tackle the issues identified. We also highlight positive perceptions of the role and emphasise the key ambassadorial role that current medical registrars have in relation to attracting tomorrows’ medical registrars to the specialty.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2017
Journal Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Electronic ISSN 2042-8189
Publisher Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 47
Issue 1
APA6 Citation Fisher, J. M., Garside, M. J., Brock, P., Gibson, V., Hunt, K., Wyrko, Z., & Gordon, A. L. (2017). Being the ‘med reg’: an exploration of junior doctors’ perceptions of the medical registrar role. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 47(1), doi:10.4997/JRCPe.2017.116
DOI https://doi.org/10.4997/JRCPe.2017.116
Related Public URLs http://www.rcpe.ac.uk/sites/default/files/jrcpe_47_1_fisher.pdf
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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