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The Perceived Impact of Equality and Equity in Medical Education by Junior Doctors in the UK

Massey, L, Siddiqui, MR, Shirazi, S, Hayes, Catherine, Graham, Yitka and Vig, Stella (2022) The Perceived Impact of Equality and Equity in Medical Education by Junior Doctors in the UK. Postgraduate Medical Journal. ISSN 1469-0756 (In Press)

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Purpose of the Study: This exploratory study was undertaken to provide an insight into issues of equality and equity that UK junior doctors perceive in relation to being able to achieve a work life balance within educational and clinical practice.
Study Design: A survey with 443 UK junior doctors was conducted between May 2018 and September 2019. Thematic analysis of open question responses alongside correlative analyses were used to highlight issues in equity and equality faced by junior doctors.
Results: 77% were junior doctors in HEE posts. 59% were not in personal relationships, 60% had no children, 38% perceived the national recruitment process as helpful and 70% perceived HEE did not impact on their training. 72% had no personal barriers and 77% felt the role was not a barrier. 1% identified no barriers.
Conclusions: The research raised implications for redress of equality and equity issues for all within inclusive postgraduate training in the UK.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Barriers, Medical Training, Inclusivity, Equity, Equality, Postgraduate Medical Education
Depositing User: Catherine Hayes


Item ID: 14965
ISSN: 1469-0756

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Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 15:37
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2022 09:25


Author: Catherine Hayes ORCID iD
Author: Yitka Graham ORCID iD
Author: L Massey
Author: MR Siddiqui
Author: S Shirazi
Author: Stella Vig

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Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing


Education > Higher Education

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