discovery short course: 13–17 april 2015



discovery short course: 13–17 april 2015
Centre for Medical Education
Key topics in medical education: addressing the GMC trainer framework
In 2012, the GMC published its implementation plan for
recognition and approval of teachers and trainers within
medicine at all levels. The framework is based on the seven
areas set out by the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME),
and relates to the following named roles: those responsible
for Undergraduate students’ progress at each medical school;
lead coordinators at each local education provider; and named
educational and clinical supervisors at Postgraduate level.
This course is relevant to national and international audiences.
Nationally it will appeal to trainers in named roles seeking
GMC approval or those looking for CPD to progress to those
roles. It will also appeal to those wanting to gain good basic
training in Medical Education, and to those in leadership/
faculty development roles looking to develop their faculty
using a robust framework.
Learning objectives
By the end of this week you should be able to:
• Describe a framework for accrediting trainers and apply
to own context
• Construct and apply theory-underpinned principles to
your own teaching
• Recognise the characteristics of a good assessment tool
• Design valid and reliable exam questions; carry out an
Item Analysis
• Reflect on your own and others’ teaching to inform your
own CPD
• Facilitate learning through a variety of different means
across a range of contexts
• Engage in constructive feedback dialogue
• Create a personal developmental plan for yourself and /
or others
Monday: Starting after lunch we introduce the need for a
robust accreditation framework for medical educators using the
GMC trainer framework as an exemplar. Basic principles and their
importance to the foundations for teaching will then be discussed.
Tuesday: focuses on the skills and techniques for small and
large group teaching. Participants will be encouraged throughout
to look at their own setting, experience and developmental needs.
Wednesday: focuses on enhancing learning through
assessment. We will look at the basic principles of assessment,
including interactive sessions on question design and item analysis.
Thursday: focuses on the clinical context – identifying learning
opportunities, promoting development of clinical reasoning,
including patients, and improving consultation skills.
Friday: focuses on supporting/monitoring educational progress
including effective and efficient feedback dialogue at individual and
group levels. After lunch an optional session gives participants the
opportunity to discuss their next steps evidencing their teaching
activities and CPD for their educational role.
The week will be held in the brand new Interactive Teaching Suite and
Gannochy Lecture Theatre (whose innovative design was specifically
informed by the pedagogical needs of team based learning) at Dundee
Medical School. Lunch times and the evening social event are always
a popular time for participants to network with others on the course
and members of the Dundee Medical School.
Speakers from the Centre for Medical Education and Medical School
will be joined by Claire MacRae (Staff Development Officer at Dundee
Medical School). Claire’s role is to support excellence in teaching
through provision and promotion of development opportunities for
all teachers involved with the undergraduate medical degree. http:// The GMC has described this as ‘the gold star’
Centre for Medical Education, The Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, Scotland, UK
tel: +44 (0)1382 381952 email: [email protected]
Key topics in medical education: addressing the GMC trainer framework
£950 (including course material, tuition, lunches and welcome reception)
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