The state of medical education and practice in the UK. GMC's SoMEP 2017 report raises four concerns. The supply of new
The state of medical education and practice in the UK.
GMC's SoMEP 2017 report raises four concerns.
- The supply of new doctors into the UK medical workforce has not kept pace with changes in demand
- Our dependence on non-UK qualified doctors has increased in some specialties
- The UK is at risk of becoming a less attractive place for overseas doctors to work – both to those already in the UK and those outside it
- The strain on doctors training and being trained continues
For those involved in educational interventions for doctors it is that last one - considering the strain of doctors in training - that is within our scope when making choices about the design of learning. Think about:
- how the intervention fits in with the other pressures of time and clinical commitments
- how feedback and assessment is given ... make it supportive and constructive
- how to personalise and adapt to the particular circumstances of the learner
What lessons can be learnt from other countries facing similar challenges?
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