Does a host country capture knowledge of migrant doctors and how might it? A study of UK doctors in New Zealand
This paper from Robin Gauld and Simon Horsburgh which won the HSRAANZ Award for the Best New Zealand Paper investigated International Medical Graduate (IMG) perspectives on opportunities to share knowledge and experience with host country professionals and the mechanisms for this.
IMGs from the UK registered with the New Zealand Medical Council were surveyed. 82% of respondents agreed colleagues were receptive to their knowledge contribution; 67% felt encouraged to share knowledge gained abroad; 60% felt encouraged to share knowledge of the UK or other health systems. Only 45% believed clear mechanisms were in place for knowledge sharing. Options for improving knowledge transfer include formal organisational arrangements, use of knowledge brokers and building communities of practice.Read more →