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.