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dc.contributor.authorHenderson, David
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Pamela
dc.contributor.authorPatton, Mary Anne
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-14T05:06:56Z
dc.date.available2017-09-14T05:06:56Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1449-8944
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/AH15094
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/346484
dc.description.abstractObjective. Herein we record the experience of clinical supervisors of international medical graduates (IMGs) working as junior staff in a district hospital by examining supervisor perspectives on IMG performance, the factors affecting their performance and the requirements of supervision under these circumstances. Methods. The present study had an open-ended exploratory qualitative design. Thirteen 13 open-ended, in-depth interviews were undertaken with supervisors of IMGs employed in a public district hospital in Queensland, Australia. Results. The supervisors reported that, although performance was an individual and variable characteristic, IMGs tended to perform less well than Australian graduates and required more intensive supervision. Factors that affected performance were motivation and experience, and specifically lack of familiarity with the Australian healthcare system, lack of recent of practice, education, language, communication and cultural factors. English language proficiency was regarded as crucial to performance. Conclusions. The additional work required to supervise IMGs in order to enable them to perform at a satisfactory level and successfully integrate into the Australian healthcare system needs to be recognised and resourced. Assistance with attaining proficiency in English and with communication skills over and above the standard required to pass the International English Language Testing System examination should be seriously considered as a means of improving performance.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom365
dc.relation.ispartofpageto371
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Health Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799
dc.titleExperience of clinical supervisors of international medical graduates in an Australian district hospital
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Work
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMcGrath, Pamela D.
gro.griffith.authorHenderson, David


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