“The Good Doctor” prescribes that physicians are meant to be clinicians, teachers, and researchers. However, the digital revolution of the last few decades has dramatically changed the role and expectations of physicians, explains Adler Archer, King’s Business School, King’s College London and a RADMA scholar.
“I am investigating how professional identity and neo-institutionalism shape whether physicians are willing to lead and support health systems innovation initiatives.
“Although many physicians embrace technology in personal areas of life, they often find professional technology to be an intrusion or distraction from practicing medicine. It seems that the issue is less about whether to have technology, but rather how to better engage doctors in deciding how much, what type, and where to insert technology.”
I am a just over half way through the first year of my PhD program and it is exciting to keep expanding my knowledge of R&D Management. I was awarded a RADMA Doctoral Studies award in 2018, which is helping me pay tuition and fees during my 3-year PhD programme.
RADMA, through its generous funding and over 50 years of high-quality journal articles provides mentorship and guidance to researchers at all stages of their career.
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Professors Herminia Ibarra, the Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School and Michael Pratt
O’Connor Family Professor Director, Ph.D. in Organization Studies at Boston College, have contributed a great deal to the literature regarding professional identity formation.
This topic provides deep insights into factors effecting how to engage physicians in health system innovation efforts.