What supported your success in training?

A qualitative exploration of the factors associated with an absence of an ethnic attainment gap in post-graduate specialty training

What were the key findings?

  • Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) doctors identify ten key factors which they felt gave them the opportunity to succeed in post graduate training.
  • Psychological theory is used to explain why these are important for learning.
  • Broader DA literature identifies why BAME trainees are systematically less able to benefit from these kinds of support.
  • Practical examples from stakeholders and trainees illustrate how interventions can improve outcomes.

Why did we commission this research?

This research study was designed to explore factors associated with specialties and/or training programmes which do not demonstrate statistical variation in attainment of UK-graduated BAME trainees compared to UK-graduated White trainees.

What did the research involve?

Work Psychology Group (WPG) were commissioned to undertake an independent study, which involved interviewing trainees and stakeholders from specialties and/or training programmes which do not demonstrate statistical variation in attainment.

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