Best Evidence in Medical Education success!
UCL Medical School, The Primary Care Educational Group, Royal Free Library and theEPPI Centre at the Institute of Education have been selected as an International Collaborating Centre (BICC) for the Best Evidence in Medical Education Network (BEME). The successful joint proposal for the London BICC unites these institutions with a prestigious international network. It will give the established relationship a greater opportunity to contribute to clinical education research and inform evidence based teaching by collaborating in a worldwide arena.
“This is a significant achievement. We are all delighted to be part of an international organisation which improves the quality of medical education through synthesising and disseminating empirical research. Furthermore, this is a fantastic opportunity for UCL Medical School and colleagues to work with our friends at the Institute of Education.”
Dr Ann Griffin, Deputy Director UCLMS, Postgraduate and Scholarships Lead
UCL Grand Challenges PhD studentship
Kath Woolf and Henry Potts (CHIME) have been awarded a UCL Grand Challenges PhD studentship on the topic of social networks in medical education. The project seeks to investigate the influence of intercultural relations on students’ experiences. The call for applications is open until 2 April for a student to start this autumn. More details are on the UCL Grand Challenges webpage and find out more about their project here.
GMC Development Unit published in BMJ
Leila Mehdizadeh, Alison Sturrock, Gil Myers, Yasmin Khatib and Jane Dacre recently published one of their research projects with the GMC in the BMJ Open. The title is ‘How well do doctors think they perform on the General Medical Council’s Tests of Competence pilot examinations? A cross-sectional study’ and you can read it here!
Clinical Skills video funding
Deirdre Wallace and the Clinical Skills Team were very excited when they were awarded £2,500 from the SLMS Innovation Fund to contribute towards their training video project. The Skills Team are currently improving blended learning options by creating Clinical Skills Chapters on Moodle using good quality video productions in an attempt to adopt a Flipped Classroom approach to the students’ learning. The award committee said; ”The panel likes your proposal and they encourage you to apply for more funding next year”. Once the project has been evaluated by students and staff the Skills Team hope to encourage other teachers within the Medical School to adopt a similar style.