Table 1. Themes and corresponding categories
Theme Category
Finding one's feet Settling into the role
An increased medical knowledge
Producing healthcare
A new focus
Becoming a decision maker
A need for responsibility
A doctor with support A safe structure
Lower expectations and demands
Allowed to ask
The internship equals education
The support can be limiting
Healthcare sightseeing Grasping the organisation
A varying role
An anonymous guest worker
Always new at work
Stuck at the zoo It's agreeable
It is what you make of it
Having a low rank
Life turns inflexible
In charge of one's own development
Ready to move on
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