BIOMEDICAL JOURNAL OF PIROGOV RNRMU (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
A medical career: barriers to professional identity
Sometimes, a minor scientific event leaves a much more memorable trace than a large conference. On May 30–31, 2019, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University hosted a symposium on medical identities in various communities. Reports, reviews and discussions presented at the symposium focused on the problem of identity, a unique phenomenon that results from self-reflecting on a complex dynamic process of personal development. Professional identity is particularly important for a medical doctor. This article inspired by the reports of our colleagues summarizes the results of the symposium.
Keywords: physician, identity, self-concept, professional identity, barriers, professional crisis, professiogenesis