“But I’m not a doctor”: the quirks and challenges of a PhD in Medical Education as a non-medic

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Jemima Thompson Mansor Rezian

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This reflective piece aims to reach non-medics considering Medical Education as a PhD discipline. As two non-medics from social science backgrounds, Sociology (Rezian) and Psychology (Thompson), we will talk about some of the quirks and challenges surrounding our journey into Medical Education and what we have tried to do to make it our academic home. Meeting at UCL (University College London) in 2018 and again in 2019 with other Medical Education PhD researchers from across the country, we came to realise that the ‘non-medic in Medical Education’ experience has differences not present in other disciplines.

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