Case of The Month
Case of the Month is an online, interactive, patient case programme for final year students. It exists in the UCL Moodle Virtual Learning Environment.
Case of the Month Tutor
Tutors are responsible for marking cases and giving feedback to around 10 students. Tutors mark 6 cases per year; each case takes 4-8 hours to mark. Marking starts in September and continues until April, so this is a lengthy commitment (although you will get a couple of months off when your students are on elective!), and it is very important that you reliably meet the marking deadlines as otherwise cases cannot be reopened to the students.
CoTM is a great way for Foundation and Core Trainees to get involved in teaching, and can be fitted in around your other clinical and social commitments. It requires skills in mentorship and giving feedback; has elements of formative and summative assessment; and will give you experience in using a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) - all great for your educational portfolio! Interested? Contact Dr Sarah Bennett.
Case of the Month Case Writer
If you are creative and would like experience in creating teaching materials, you could write a case. They need to be progressive, interactive and go beyond factual recall, integrating elements from the vertical modules. They include integral questions and assessments. The majority of case writers will have been previous CoTM tutors (or recent UCL students) and so will have an understanding of what the cases involve.
Up for the challenge? Contact Dr Sarah Bennett for information on when the next workshop is being held (planned for Nov 2013).