Planning for Happenstance: Helping Students Optimize Unexpected Career Developments

Michelle Vo, Gary Beck Dallaghan, Nicole Borges, Anne C Gill, Brian Good, Nathan Gollehon, Jay J Mehta, Boyd Richards, Rachel Richards, Erna Serelzic, Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro, Jason Winward, Dorene Balmer
February 2021

How to introduce medical students to the skills and attitudes necessary to deal with happenstance is the central theme of this article. Planned Happenstance Learning Theory is an important principle in professional development in medical education.