Through the looking glass: studying medical education as a medical student

  By Harriet Virely As both a medical student at the University of Leicester and a scholar on the Masters in Medical Education course in Nottingham, my current educational status is somewhat interesting. Having spent four years happily partaking as one of many cogs within a well-established machine, I have now been allowed a year …

Studying on the front line

If you are interested in studying on the Medical Education course here at University of Nottingham:  Click here for details on how to apply to start in September 2020. The Nottingham Academic Medical Education team held their interim Exam Board recently. Our Master’s degree in Medical Education has around 100 ‘students’ and, as we looked …

The machine starts: remembering pedagogy in the digital learning space

June’s N.A.M.E. blog is written by Dr Stevie Agius, Assistant Professor of Medical Education The swift move to online learning in March 2020 as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic came at a time when the MMedSci students embarking upon my ‘Curriculum design and educational environment’ module (predominantly full-time medical and health professionals) were contending …

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 …