Medical Education in the time of Covid-19

If you are interested in joining us on these modules, on the Medical Education course here at University of Nottingham:  Click here for details on how to apply to start in September 2020. I don’t think any of us realised how relevant our Med Ed module “Learning in uncertain and complex environments” would become over …

Teaching and learning in the workplace

This week I have been preparing materials for one of our modules: ‘Learning in uncertain and complex environments’. One of the pre-module tasks is to watch this short BBC film set in the Royal Blackburn Hospital’s emergency department. The question we pose to our scholars is: ‘What are the challenges you may face as clinical …

Evidence-based Education

December’s N.A.M.E. blog is written by Dr Nicola Cooper, Clinical Associate Professor in Medical Education  If you talk to any healthcare professional about evidence-based clinical practice, it’s a no brainer. Originally defined as ‘the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients’ (Sackett et al, …

The power of stories

Dr Stevie Agius, Assistant Professor of Medical Education at The University of Nottingham   In last month’s blog, Rebecca McConnell wrote about her new role as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham. Her reflections on imposter syndrome struck a chord with me, although for perhaps slightly different reasons. I have worked in …

Do one… Teach one… Feel like an impostor…

Dr Rebecca McConnell – GP and newly appointed part-time Clinical Associate Professor in Medical Education – now teaches on the Master’s programme she finished last year. She discusses her feelings on her new appointment, explores Impostor Phenomenon and learns about how mindset can help. I have recently started a part-time job at the University of Nottingham …