How prepared are medical graduates to begin practice

What were the key findings?

We commissioned research to explore the extent to which different medical schools prepare their graduates for the workplace by studying the experiences and perceptions of graduates at three medical schools which differ in curriculum or entry cohort.

A mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods provide a broad triangulated view of preparedness. Findings of the project indicate that undergraduates preparedness to begin the Foundation Programme is improved by increased experiential learning in clinical practice as part of their undergraduate programme. 

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