The annual meeting of AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe) took place this year in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, famous for sights including the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and the Old Town Square. UCLMS staff were extremely successful in submitting posters, presentations and workshops and so were kept busy throughout the conference, but also managed to see the sights and sample the local cuisine!
- Beth Good, new Clinical Teaching Fellow who has just joined ACME, presented a project she developed at the Royal Free Hospital, integrating basic scientific principles with a clinical context: 2FF/13 SimPhys: A pilot study using simulation to teach basic cardiovascular physiology
- Rosie Belcher presented work from her Masters dissertation, completed during her time as a clinical teaching fellow at UCL: 2J/4 Medical students’ understandings of professionalism in response to ethical dilemmas
- Daniel Furmedge, Laura-Jane Smith, Kaz Iwata and Polly Hirons ran a workshop which was oversubscribed: 2Q Getting into medical education – a workshop for medical students and newly qualified doctors
- Leila Mehdizadeh, research associate at ACME, presented research related to the GMC project: 4CC/14 Can doctors accurately estimate their performance on the GMC’s fitness to practise pilot exams?
- Michael Klingenberg from the Clinical and Professional Skills Centre presented work forming part of his Doctorate at the IOE: 5DD/11 Patient centredness as discursive practices in a UK medical school
- Laura-Jane Smith presented a poster related to the use of the ePortfolio at UCL, co-authored by Rosie Belcher and Deborah Gill: 5EE/11 ePortfolios in undergraduate medical education: does engagement predict performance?
- Alison Sturrock presented an e-Poster on work she and Daniel Furmedge supported as part of the PALS scheme: 5GG/13 Peer learning – exploring resource creation with videos. The students were unable to attend but included: A Samways, R Kumaria, E Collinson, and S Clark
- Laura-Jane Smith led a workshop in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Dundee: 7O Using free open access medical education (#FOAMed) to develop and support communities of learners for lifelong learning, highlighting the use of Twitter for our recent project #quclms
- Kazuya Iwata presented work completed during his time as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCL: 7Z/16 Learning through work: clinical shadowing of junior doctors by first year medical students
- Laura-Jane Smith led a workshop in collaboration with colleagues and students from Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Bristol Medical School: 8W Workshop: Use of an electronic portfolio for undergraduate medical students: Lessons learnt from three UK medical schools
Eleana Ntatsaki featured on the Fringe, with two presentations: 9D/1 The Friday afternoon tutorial… a picture is worth of a thousand words! and 9D/2 Metaphors and artefacts in medical education – using creativity as a paradigm for reflection
- Adam Gwodz, recent UCL student presented work supported by Dr Deborah Gill: 9DD/3 Taking the lead – medical management and leadership training in the pre-clinical medical curriculum, one year on
- Caroline Fertleman presented her experience of delivering faculty development in a rural setting in Bangladesh: 10DD/2 Secret Plans and Clever Tricks. How to ensure cultural competence when delivering teaching
- Alison Sturrock presented work co-authored by student Alex Nesbitt related to the use of SLEs at UCL: 10FF/2 Do Students Receive Effective Written Feedback on Supervised Learning Events
In addition colleagues from the Department of Primary Care presented:
- 3N/2 A Systematic Review of Undergraduate Medical Education in UK General Practice.
- 9J/3 BEME Systematic Review: Impact of an Intercalated BSc on Medical Student Performance & Careers
- 10GG/10 Educating undergraduate medical students about the topic of unexplained physical symptoms: a systematic review
Reecha Sofat from the Centre for Clinical Pharmacology also presented a poster in the Patient Safety section related to work on preparing our Undergraduates for safe prescribing: 8GG/7 Developing an inter-professional teaching module for safe and practical prescribing
We were also proud to support UCLMS students who not only facilitated a workshop on the use of the NHS ePortfolio in the undergraduate setting, but also presented evaluations of their teaching projects through MedSoc (Education section). They have been supported and mentored throughout the year by Prof Jane Dacre, Deirdre Wallace and Dr Laura-Jane Smith. We hope to see some of them return as teaching fellows and faculty in the future!
- Sindu Naidu, Owain Donnelly, Tanmay Kanitkar, Patrick Bachtiger, Elissa Rekhi, Vruti Dattani: 3M/1 Peer lectures in the medical undergraduate curriculum: a valid tool for learning?
- Patrick Bachtiger, Owain Donnelly: 5GG/7 ‘What I wish I had known’: Reducing exam-related anxiety through a peer-delivered lecture
You can see all the abstracts from AMEE 2013 by downloading the abstract book. Perhaps it will inspire you to submit next year!