Teaching clinical examination skills online: Will COVID change long term practice?

Dr Jay is an alumni of the Nottingham MedEd course and writes below about the the changes Covid brought to the clinical skills team at UoN   The Covid pandemic has caused considerable disruption to education across the globe and the education of healthcare professionals has been particularly affected, as so much learning occurs in …

CONGRATULATIONS to those #MedEd Scholars Graduating in Summer 2021

We’re so proud to celebrate the Graduation of the Medical Education PGCert, PGDip and MMedSci Scholars today at the University of Nottingham. We’re especially proud of their achievements in this Covid-19 pandemic year, as most also work clinically. We’re sorry not to have seen them all in person, but we have been getting to know …

Developing a mindset for medical education

Our blog this month is written by one of our recent Alumni, Kathryn Holden, who is currently working on turning her Masters dissertation into an academic journal article. So here goes, straight to the point: do you think the preclinical medical training programme enables students to develop a healthy mindset for learning? To really wring …

Medical Education: It’s not quite surfing

This blog is written by one of our current scholars on the MedEd course at Nottingham Luck comes in many forms, and sometimes it looks awfully like your plans crashing and burning around you. After the stresses of the Foundation Programme, I was looking forward to nothing more than spending my ‘F3’ year sunning myself …

Learning strategies in #MedEd

Dr Nicola Cooper is a consultant physician and clinical associate professor in medical education, and chair of the UK Clinical Reasoning in Medical Education group (CReME) Diagnostic error is the most common, costly and dangerous of medical mistakes (Tehrani, 2013) and has been identified as a high priority patient safety problem by the World Health …

Spotlight on Scholars – Munesh Khamuani

This is one of our “Spotlight on Scholars” blog posts: introducing current members of our student body and discussing what they are learning about #MedEd and the Nottingham Course.   What is your experience in working in medical education? Before starting the MMedSci course in Nottingham, I worked as an Anatomy Demonstrator at the University …

Inclusive Practice in Curriculum Design

At the close of LGBT+ History Month 2021, Dr Stevie Agius reflects upon diversity and inclusion in medical education curriculae.   “Inclusivity is not about being all things to all people all of the time but about continually reflecting on teaching practice and asking, how can I do better?” Scholars in the first year of …

Spotlight on Scholars – Dr Brian Aine

This is one of our “Spotlight on Scholars” blog posts: introducing current members of our student body and discussing what attracted them to #MedEd and the Nottingham Course. What is your current role in medical education? I am currently a foundation year 1 doctor which means, interestingly, I am more on the ‘other side of …

Spotlight on Scholars – Dr Wendy Telling

  This is the first of our “Spotlight on Scholars” blog posts: introducing current members of our student body and discussing what attracted them to #MedEd and the Nottingham Course. What is your current role in medical education? My current role is Medical Education Fellow at the University of Nottingham. This involves writing undergraduate curriculum …

Clinical Academic Career pathways: It’s in the journey…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Our New Year’s Blog is written by Dr Helen Church, an Academic GP Trainee and Clinical Assistant Professor in Medical Education at University of Nottingham. As a medical student, I thought that a linear clinical career pathway, progressing steadily from one training programme to another to reach the dizzying heights of consultant …