PIHR researchers have been undertaking a range of studies on the preparedness for practice both medical students and graduates.
Medical graduates preparedness for anticipated healthcare needs: The aim of this study is to investigate whether graduates are prepared for the future healthcare needs specifically: 1. the changing patient-doctor relationship 2. the doctor in a multi-disciplinary team and 3. complex clinical decision making. This research used a mixed methods design including a rapid review of the literature, inter-professional simulation and qualitative interviews with stakeholders. This study was funded by the GMC.
2020 medical graduates: The work and wellbeing of interim Foundation Year 1 (FiY1) doctors during COVID-19:All new doctors face challenges at the point of transition to practice, but FiY1s faced this in an extraordinary context. This GMC funded study explored the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on medical students training and transition to work on their well-being
Pedagogy and student preparedness:
Student perceptions of teamwork education: Researchers within the Peninsula School of Medicine have been exploring’ perceptions of teamwork education amongst fourth year medical students.
Anaesthetic training: Professor Tom Gale
and Dr Marie Bryce
have been awarded funding from the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia to deliver a two year project exploring the stressors in anaesthetic training and mechanisms to improve trainee wellbeing.