Understanding scholarship

Scholarship is more than research.

The research process describes the systematic investigation, or study, of a phenomenon to establish new knowledge.

The practice of research - the work that researchers do - embraces the wider tasks of schoalrship as described by Boyer, being:

  • DISCOVERY of knowledge and ideas
  • INTEGRATION of knowledge and ideas across boundaries
  • APPLICATION of same with critical rigour to evaluate impact trustworthiness and applicability
  • INSPIRATION of others including through teaching

SAPC therefore recognises and champions scholarship at the heart of academic primary care practice.

SAPC and RCGP also recognise and champion scholarship at the heart of clinical primary care/GP practice.