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Health professions education

#11 Break on through to the other side of PIF

In this episode, Lara brings a book chapter to the discussion which asks if we need to think differently about professional identity formation (PIF). The hosts discuss the strengths and weaknesses of current ways of thinking about PIF and they review the concept of subjectification and how this concept might help the field move to new, and exciting new ways of thinking about being a clinician.


#2 Uncertainty – That’s what one fears most

Lara Varpio take the lead of the conversation in this episode on uncertainty. 
What is the role of uncertainty and uncertainty tolerance in both clinical work and in health professions education? To handle uncertaintly is a competence expected of clinicians but how can we teach it? 

The hosts discuss the phenomena of uncertainty as well as ways to study it. The article of the week has is a scoping review as method, and some thoughts and resources around it are shared. 

Lara’s take away: The selection of theory you make for you study, really shapes the knowledge you develop afterwords.