Disturbers, Observers and Team Players: Negotiating power and hierarchy in clinical learning environments
Keyna Bracken, McMaster University

Wednesday 25 October 2017, 17.00-18.30
Read Lecture Theatre, South Kensington Campus

Medical school education especially the clinical phase is increasingly recognized as the seed where for too many trainees emotional exhaustion and dissatisfaction take root. The clinical learning environment rather than fostering resiliency and empathy appears to do the opposite. In order to promote student wellness from a curricular and institutional perspective, we need to better understand the clinical learning environment from the medical student perspective as they navigate through hidden curriculum and learn to adapt to varying hierarchical structures.

Dr Keyna Bracken is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. She is currently the Director of Enhanced Skills Program and Clerkship Director for the department of Family Medicine.

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