Journal article

Troublesome Knowledge in Pediatric Surgical Trainees: A Qualitative Study

Simon C Blackburn, Debra Nestel

Journal of Surgical Education | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2014


BACKGROUND: Meyer and Land (2003) describe threshold concepts as being "akin to a portal, opening up a new and previously inaccessible way of thinking about something." As a consequence, threshold concepts have a transformational potential and may lead to an associated change in identity. The successful completion of pediatric surgical training in the United Kingdom is a lengthy and complex professional journey in which trainees emerge as consultants with a professional identity. We sought to explore how "threshold concepts" applied to pediatric surgical training with a view to identifying elements that were "troublesome." METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted. Transcripts were g..

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