Ahsan Sethi

Ahsan was awarded a scholarship, under HEC funded project “Development of Khyber Medical University, Peshawar” in Medical Education at University of Dundee. Ahsan has successfully completed his Master’s in Medical Education from CME and has now continued as a PhD student since January 2013. He has research interests in socio cultural theories of learning and finding out the impact of educational programs. Dr Ahsan has a Master’s in Public Health, and a Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery from Pakistan. He started off his career as a Dental Surgeon, later on as a Lecturer in Community Health Sciences along with Project Officer in PSU PRIME foundation, Pakistan. Ahsan has managed the operations of a number of projects, including Mobile/Static Health Clinics, Midwives Refresher Training Courses and a Vocational Training Centre for 2010 Flood affectees in Pakistan.

TOPIC TITLE : Educational Identity formation of healthcare professionals


There is a growing trend towards the professionalisation of medical education with an expectation for the accreditation of medical educators by the regulatory bodies. The number of award bearing programmes in medical education is steadily increasing, but there has been limited research on their influence and effectiveness. This talk presents the research findings on the impact of postgraduate qualifications in medical education on graduates’ educational identities, practices and career progression. An understanding of the complexity and nuances of educational identity formation of healthcare professionals will be presented.