The topic of this article is the experience of the impact of dyslexia on medical studies, explored using a collaborative autoethnographic methodological approach. The study was prompted by an initial and ongoing full search of the literature, which revealed an absence of autoethnographic research into the experiences of medical students with dyslexia. It has four aims: to provide an in-depth, multi-layered account of the impact of dyslexia on a UK undergraduate medical student; to help other students and academic support staff in similar situations; to outline improvements that could be made to medical and other educational curricula and examination procedures, globally; finally, to call for further qualitative research to test out, possibly enhance, and qualify the cultural transferability of our study.
Dyslexia, Medical Students, Collaborative Autoethnography, Undergraduate Medical Education, Medical Curriculum
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Shaw, S. C., Anderson, J. L., & Grant, A. J. (2016). Studying Medicine with Dyslexia: A Collaborative Autoethnography. The Qualitative Report, 21(11), 2036-2054. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol21/iss11/2
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