Power structures and learner agency in the clinical learning environment: An ethnographic study

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This medical education research aims to better understand the socially grounded process of professional identity formation for different groups of students in the work-based learning context. Exploring the power structures inherent in the clinical learning environment, and ways that students navigate these can aid in staff development and student support activities to enhance student experience and learning.

Clinical learning is a socio-cultural phenomena, which can be appropriately explored through ethnographic approaches. The research team is very excited to embark on the data collection phase as they have been recently granted the ethics approval.
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