The Seminar series run by the College of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing in Dundee was a wonderful opportunity to explore the implications of the self and identity process model of medical student well-being.
Ken presented some of the research we have been doing on self and identity in medical student wellbeing. We argued that a more complex self-structure might assist medical students in dealing with the stressors of medical education. However we often find the reverse – that students who develop a strong unitary medical student identity often report better wellbeing. This certainly seems to be a strategy embraced by many medical students.
…students who develop a strong unitary medical student identity often report better wellbeing.
Some of the research presented in Dundee has since been published in a number of medical education journals: