Exploring professional identification and reputation of family medicine among medical students: a Canadian case study.

@article{Rodrguez2012ExploringPI,
  title={Exploring professional identification and reputation of family medicine among medical students: a Canadian case study.},
  author={Charo Rodr{\'i}guez and Pierre Tellier and Emmanuelle B{\'e}langer},
  journal={Education for primary care : an official publication of the Association of Course Organisers, National Association of GP Tutors, World Organisation of Family Doctors},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={158-68}
}
We aim to shed light on medical students' professional identification with family medicine by means of a qualitative case study examining the reputation of, and professional identification processes with, family medicine among students enrolled in a Canadian medical school, where a consistently low number of students choose family medicine as first choice for postgraduate training. Six focus groups, three for second year students and three for fourth year students, were conducted in 2007 and… CONTINUE READING
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