Why the fuss about Generation Y?

Eley, Diann (2010) Why the fuss about Generation Y?. Medical Teacher, 32 4: 348-349. doi:10.3109/01421591003799766

Author Eley, Diann
Title Why the fuss about Generation Y?
Journal name Medical Teacher   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0142-159X
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.3109/01421591003799766
Volume 32
Issue 4
Start page 348
End page 349
Total pages 2
Editor Ronald M. Harden
Pat Lilley
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Generational influences on workforce patterns is the new ‘buzz topic’ across the health professions with blanket assumptions about how persons’ approach their work preferences and career choices based on ‘when’ they were born. We should avoid a tendency toward seeing ‘Generation Y’ as the basis for our predicted workforce anomalies. Every generation brings with it a new set of values and ideals that permeate into their preferences for living, learning and working – also shaped by their social and physical environment.

There is much we can learn about exploring the personality traits inherent in and attributed to the many medical disciplines. If Generation Y is really so different, then perhaps we should look closer at the traits that shape their behaviour to better understand how to help them become better doctors. The bottom line is that we need students studying to be doctors – because they want to be doctors. And even better who have the requisite traits that form the basis of conscientiousness, commitment and professionalism – whatever letter of the alphabet they are labelled.
© 2010 Informa Healthcare Ltd.
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Institutional Status UQ
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