Following the success of our conference back in April this year, we are pleased to announce we will be running another similar event in November.
We want to get as many people as possible involved in medical education by showcasing the superb work done in the Trust. We also want to offer high quality, local, approved training to clinical and educational supervisors who do so much to support undergraduate and postgraduate education in the trust.
The Trust’s second Medical Educators’ Conference will be held on Friday 7th November 2014 . This event is for clinical and educational supervisors of postgraduate and undergraduate medical trainees.
The conference is designed to support educators’ continuing professional development, keep educators abreast of changes in medical education and facilitate peer support and networking amongst educators and the Postgraduate Medical Education Team. The event will allow educators to fulfill appraisal requirements and meet the GMC standard for approved trainer status. For existing supervisors, this will count as sufficient activity to keep their GMC approved trainer status in the current year.
There will be speakers from the Postgraduate Medical Education Team, as well the North Western Deanery and the Manchester Medical School amongst others. Interactive workshops will include topics such as managing doctors in difficulty, giving effective feedback and undergraduate tutor training.
Click the Medical Educators’ Conference Flyer here for more information:
If you came to our conference in April, this one has much the same content so it would be great to see new faces in November.
Places are free but are limited and are filling up fast. To book your place, please contact Jenny Black, Quality Assurance Officer, at [email protected], or by phone on 0161 901 0738
On Friday 25th April 2014, the first Medical Educators’ Conference took place at CMFT. The conference was targeted towards educational and clinical supervisors of postgraduate and undergraduate medical students and aimed to assist educators in updating their training and complying with the GMC standards for approved trainers. This inaugural conference was highly attended and provided a busy, informative day for all delegates. The conference has been accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and attendees earn 6 CPD points; for existing supervisors, this will count as sufficient activity to keep their GMC approved trainer status in the current year.
Initial feedback proclaims the conference to have been a great success, and the postgraduate Medical Education team are thrilled that their efforts were so well received. Heading the organisation of the conference was Dr Margaret Kingston, Associate Director of Medical Education, who specialises in educator development and who put together a broad and informative programme for the day. The team would like to thank everyone who contributed their expertise and organisational skills, as well as everyone who attended and shared their knowledge and experiences.
The day was opened with a welcome from the Associate Medical Director and there followed talks from presenters from the North Western Deanery, the Undergraduate team, and an expert patient and trainee perspective. Workshops were given by the Director of Medical Education, Associate DMEs, the Foundation Programme Director and lecturers from the Manchester Medical School. Attendees had the opportunity to attend four workshops throughout the day on various topics, such as role modelling skills, supporting doctors in difficulty and giving effective feedback. The day was rounded off with a ‘speed-dating’ session in which educators were able to share their expertise and gather perspectives on dealing with challenging educational scenarios.
After the success of the first conference, the PGME team hopes to hold conferences twice a year, with the next one provisionally booked for 7th November 2014. If you would like to book a place on this next conference, please contact Jenny Black, Quality Assurance Officer, at [email protected] . Places are free but are limited to 160.
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Peer review of teaching
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