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Conference to be held for trainees in medical education

26 September 2012

Teaching fellows, doctors and students interested in medical education will have the chance to discuss their experiences and meet like-minded colleagues at an event on October 16th.

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An increasing number of junior doctors are combining their interest in medical education with clinical training. There are a range of formal teaching posts available, including Clinical Teaching Fellowships (CTFs) and Fellowships in Medical Education (FMEs), and many hospitals and academic departments have one or more doctors in these posts.

There are also many more junior doctors in training who would like to learn more about how to increase their involvement and experience in medical education. The Trainees in Medical Education (TiME) conferences are a chance for them to get together, share their experiences and ideas, and learn more about careers in medical education. 

TiME conference flyer




Developing your career in medical education
Dr Ann Griffin, Deputy Director, UCL Medical School
My career in medical education Dr Inam Haq, Director of Undergrad Studies, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Introducing Trainees at ASME (TASME) Dr Duncan Still, GP trainee, Severn Deanery
Workshop 1 See below
Lunch (provided)  
Workshop 2 See below
Question Time panel
Dr Rosie Belcher, Clinical Teaching Fellow, UCL
Dr Sarah Bennett, Clinical Teaching Fellow, UCL
Dr Bob Klaber, Consultant Paediatrician, Imperial NHS Trust
Dr Aroon Lal, Renal Physician, Basildon and UCL SubDean
Dr Cliff Shelton, Academic Clinical Fellow and former Teaching Fellow, North West Deanery
Dr Alison Sturrock, SubDean, UCL Medical School
My career in medical education Dr Bob Klaber, Consultant Paediatrician, Imperial NHS Trust

The Question Time panel gives attendees the chance to ask questions about medical education they've always wanted to know about. What should an FY2 do to prepare themselves for a career in medical education? What is the point of workplace-based assessments? What's the future of medical education? Anything goes! The panel of experts includes NHS clinicians, academics, and current and former teacher fellows. 

Please also join for drinks afterwards at the Charlotte Despard pub on Archway Hill (five minutes' walk).

Booking forms are available here. Please return your form with a cheque for £30 (payable to UCL Medical School) to Deanne Attreed, UCL Medical School, 74 Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6AU,


Developing your teaching portfolio

Dr Sarah Bennett

The field is awash with doctors 'interested in teaching' but how do you stand out from the crowd? The professionalisation of medical education continues at a rapid pace and it is important for all medical educators to develop a broad portfolio and to 'credentialise' their activity: making their excellence as an educator clear to those who make appointment, promotion, retention and job-planning decisions. This workshop looks at the why, what, and how of creating a portfolio.

Educational research - getting started

Dr Anju Verma

New to education research? Got an idea but don’t know how to get started?

This workshop will cover some important considerations when starting out in this field including:

  • Why carry out educational research?
  • How it differs from ‘scientific’ research
  • Formulating you research question
  • Ethical considerations
  • Funding support

There will be an opportunity for you come up with a research proposal that you will present to the larger group.

Educational research - getting published

Dr Kath Woolf

This workshop will give practical tips on how to publish research in medical education, including what to publish, where to publish and how to improve success in getting published.

E and M learning in medical education

Dr Henry Potts

Medical education is increasingly using technology: there’s online learning, blended learning, Moodle, VLEs, forums and now mobile learning. How can your teaching respond to these technological changes? What opportunities do they present, and what challenges? This workshop will discuss the potential and the pitfalls.

Using social media in medical education

Dr Laura-Jane Smith

Are you ready for Web 2.0? Do you know your tweets from your menshns? What is Pinterest and why should you care? What is a blogger and should you become one? The social media landscape is expanding and your students have already taken up residence. Can you afford to ignore the latest step in the information revolution? This workshop will introduce you to a range of social media tools and explore how they can facilitate your teaching, your learning and increase your medical education profile. 

Developing SSCs

Dr Kaz Iwata

An increasing range of well-organised attachments is needed in modern medical curricula. We will look at ways to go about organising SSCs and specialist attachments for medical students in the clinical environment. Experiences like this will combine your teaching and managerial skills, and will be a great addition to your teaching portfolio.

Getting involved in medical education as an undergraduate

Dr Kaz Iwata

The ability to teach is now an essential skill as a doctor, and this is reflected in the most recent edition of Tomorrow’s Doctors. This workshop is specifically aimed at undergraduate students to examine ways of developing your teaching skills and portfolio as a student, and extending this to your FY years.

Teaching fellow posts: how to get one, and then make the most of it

Dr Duncan Still

This workshop is aimed at doctors from F1 to Specialist Trainee (or very keen medical students!) who are interested in a Teaching Fellow post to boost their Medical Education portfolio. 

The workshop will provide an opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the posts
  • See a sample person specification for a post
  • Practise interview technique
  • Develop an Action Plan for securing the post
  • Develop ideas on delivering good value once in post

Medical students

There are a limited number of first-come first-served free places for students. Please still send a cheque for £30 with your registration form. We will then return your cheque to you when you attend the conference. However, if you do not attend we will cash your cheque.

TiME: 24th April 2012

The inaugural Trainees in Medical Education (TiME) conference, Trainees in Medical Education: Educators of tomorrow, was held on 24th April 2012 and was sponsored by the London Deanery. Please click here for feedback and photos from the conference.

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