In focus

CAMERa seminar

What is the point of realist research and why do we need it?

Realist evaluation and realist synthesis are ‘new kids on the block’ in the family of research approaches.

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Thompson, B. M., Gonzalo, J. D. and Levine, R. E. (2016), The power of the written word: team assessment of behaviour. Medical Education, 50: 706–708. doi: 10.1111/medu.13068

Harrison, C. and Wass, V. (2016), The challenge of changing to an assessment for learning culture. Medical Education, 50: 704–706. doi: 10.1111/medu.13058

An Integrated Framework for Gender Equity in Academic Medicine. In 2008, the National Institutes of Health funded 14 R01 grants to study causal factors that promote and support women's biomedical careers. The Research Partnership on Women in Biomedical Careers, a multi-institutional collaboration of the investigators, is one product of this initiative.

Professional Identity Formation and the Clinician-Scientist: A Paradigm for a Clinical Career Combining Two Distinct Disciplines. The clinician-scientist role is critical to the future of health care, and in 2010, the Carnegie Report on Educating Physicians focused attention on the professional identity of practicing clinicians.