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Table 3 Themes and related sub-themes

From: Successful implementation of change in postgraduate medical education – a qualitative study of programme directors

Theme Sub-theme
Belonging to a group - Working as a team
- Representing a group
Having a vision and meaning - Having an inner motivator
- Creating commitment in the organisation
Having a mandate for change - Experiencing trust and power from superiors
- Referring to the PD’s own expert knowledge
Involving colleagues and superiors - Anchoring
- Facilitation
Having a long-term perspective - Being patient
- Implementing changes using a step-by-step process