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Staff and Professional Development Seminar on “Professionalising Medical Education”

Message from Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education

seminar_20140327You are cordially invited to attend the following seminar organized by the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE):

Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Sandwich will be provided)
Venue: Mrs Chen Yang Foo Oi Telemedicine Centre, 2/F, William MW Mong Block Faculty of Medicine Building

About the speaker

Professor Helen Cameron
Director of the Centre for Medical Education,
Professor of (Undergraduate) Medical Education,
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine,
The University of Edinburgh

Helen Cameron qualified in Medicine in Edinburgh and after posts in general medicine and then higher education in England, India and Aberdeen took up a Fellowship in Medical Education in Edinburgh in 1998. She became Director of the Centre for Medical Education in 2003. The Centre develops the MBChB and in synergy has built an academic profile supervising higher degrees for clinical educators, delivering the successful Edinburgh Summer School and MSc in Clinical Education and creating faculty training for tutors across the South East of Scotland.

She is particularly interested in the investigation of assessment strategies to motivate students, promote learning and ensure preparedness for practice, and leads the Assessment Course within the MSc in Clinical Education.

Internationally she has led the work-stream of the EU funded MEDINE2 network to develop shared learning outcomes for medical graduates throughout Europe, has advised an EU funded project on developing higher education across Lithuania and has been involved in two Scotland-Malawi initiatives to develop e-learning and curriculum development.

She has published and presented on a wide range of educational topics including preparedness for practice, development and assessment of complex clinical skills, mapping of learning outcomes, supervisor leniency in assessment, and comparison of methods for standard-setting.


Though not yet experienced within medical education, some teachers across the world are rewarded for their effectiveness.  Increasingly medical education tutors and trainers are expected to demonstrate competence and undertake professional development within education matters.  This talk will look at some of the evidence around the issues, describe the new GMC processes to approve undergraduate and postgraduate trainers in the UK and consider some useful approaches to professionalising medical education and medical educators.


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