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I was very interested by the comments in the ‘significance of findings’ section of the summary of research regarding Grit scores by Dominic Barfield and Sophie Adamantos (VR, 15 December 2018, vol 183, p 718).
Although it is positive to read that there may be a use for the Grit score to identify candidates who may require extra support, I found the suggestion that only the most resilient candidates are regarded as ‘successful’ as highly offensive. This highlights a huge attitude problem towards interns and residents in the world of specialist training.
I truly despair at the lack of pastoral care and concern for mental wellbeing across specialist training programmes
I myself am an intern and hope to pursue a residency programme in the future. But having spoken to interns and residents in several hospitals up and down the country, I truly despair at the lack of pastoral care and concern for mental wellbeing across specialist …
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