Caroline Elton

Caroline Elton

Caroline has written extensively about doctors, the problems they face and how best to support them and in 2018 her book Also Human – the inner lives of doctors was published by Penguin Random House in the UK, and by Basic Books in the US.

Dr Caroline Elton did her undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford, was awarded a postgraduate fellowship to the University of Pennsylvania, and completed her Ph.D in the Department of Academic Psychiatry, UCL Medical School.

She is a chartered psychologist and has held a number of positions working with doctors. Her first role involved shadowing senior clinicians on ward rounds, in outpatient clinics and in operating theatres, as part of an initiative to challenge outdated models of medical education.

Later she was appointed as Head of the Careers Unit, responsible for supporting trainee doctors across the whole of London.

She has also worked as Head of the Extended Medical Degree Programme – the largest ‘widening participation’ medical degree course in the UK.

 

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