Programmatic research in medical education: a national collaboration

Wilkinson, Tim J., Weller, Jennifer M., McKimm, Judey, O'connor, Barbara J., Pinnock, Ralph E., Poole, Phillippa J., Sheenan, Dale, Tweed, Mike J., and Wearn , Andy M. (2010) Programmatic research in medical education: a national collaboration. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123 (1318). pp. 24-33.

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Aim: We aimed to identify areas that are a high priority for medical education research in New Zealand and that would benefit from a coordinated collaborative approach as an initial step in developing a coordinated research strategy.

Methods: A modified Delphi technique was used to reach consensus, among medical education researchers in New Zealand, on the optimal areas of activity.

Results: The programme of research fits under an overarching theme of "Growing a professional workforce". Seven key areas of activity have been identified: engaging in community and clinical learning environments; improving recruitment and retention; improving phases of transition; assessing professional behaviours; promoting quality feedback; engaging clinical teachers and educational and clinical leadership.

Conclusion: This programme of medical education research projects is in the national interest, assists in theory building, helps develop research groups with similar interests, helps avoid duplications, ensures efficient use of funding opportunities, and makes effective use of existing expertise.

Item ID: 27639
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1175-8716
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2013 04:15
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 100%
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