PhD opportunity: Creativity in Medical School Education

Want to come and research with us? Check out our latest opportunity: Creativity in Medical School Education: Enhancing the Diagnostic Skills of Tomorrow’s Doctors on FindAPhD!

We’ve just advertised for applicants to undertake a full-time research PhD at the University of Buckingham CREATE hub. This is a really exciting opportunity to work with our Medical School to look at the role of creativity in medical diagnosis.

DoctorWe’re looking particularly at how flexible thinking might be relevant to the process of diagnosis, and whether the way we teach medics can be adjusted to enhance their diagnostic skills.

The supervisors for this project are Dr Kathryn Friedlander and Dr Philip Fine in the University of Buckingham Psychology Department, and we’ll be drawing on technical advice from Dr Claire Stewart, an experienced GP who is also Assessment Lead at the University of Buckingham Medical School.


Want to know more? Check out the advert on FindAPhD or contact us informally via the blog enquiry box.

Do check back on the blog soon – we have more PhD and Masters opportunities in the pipeline. Or follow us on Twitter.

In terms of entry qualifications, PhD (DPhil) applicants normally hold at least a 2:1 Honours degree in an accredited Psychology degree or an associated subject at Undergraduate level (including at least a 2:1 in their final year dissertation), and would typically be expected to have an MSc degree (or equivalent) although this may be waived in the case of an exceptional applicant.

The closing date for this research project is 29th October 2017.

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