A trajectory for clinicians to develop excellence in medical education

Don Bradley, Leena Patel

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    Introduction: Since the 1990s, clinicians have been increasingly interested in programmes in medical education. In 2006, we developed the MSc ‘Medical Education’, appropriate for clinicians. The aim was to provide a strong foundation in educational principles which would enable participants to readily apply a scholarly approach to a wide range of activities in medical education within their day-to-day practice. We wanted them to be cognisant of a range of teaching, learning and reflection theories and the knowledge to apply them to practice. The study was undertaken to to ascertain whether there had been an affect on their education practice. Methods: Educational practices that enhance student learning, teaching and assessment that clinicians are routinely involved in were considered when designing the programme. We recognise the benefits to us and others when we are actively engaged, interested and share our learning, delivery methods and wished to engender the same approach in the clinicians on our programme. In this study we undertook an anonymised survery of the students on our MSc ‘Medical Education’ (Pg Cert Yr 1, Pg Diploma Yr 2, MSc Yr 3) to ascertain whether they were putting into practice what they had learnt on the programme and what differences there were between the different cohorts. Results: The programme is accredited by the UK Higher Education Academy, and recognised for its innovative and flexible approach, and robust quality assurance system. Responses to a recent survey of year 1 (12/18 responders) and year 2 (6/15 responders) participants illustrates the consistently positive experiences, perceived benefits and affects upon educational practice.Discussion: This programme has transformed clinicians’ understanding of the educational process, promoted their professional development and enabled them to better support student learning. It offers clinicians exciting opportunities both to build an accredited academic education portfolio and enhance excellence in student teaching.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013
    Event2nd International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …


    Conference2nd International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions
    CityPrague, Czech Republic
    Period1/01/24 → …


    • medical education
    • reflection,
    • MSc
    • Masters


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