UCL Medical School


Medical Education Conference 2011

28th June 2011

This FREE event took place on Tuesday 28th June 2011 at the Medical Education Centre, 250 Euston Road, London. Please click the following link to see the conference flyer: Medical Education Conference flyer.

This conference was designed to explore the impact that Tomorrow's Doctors (2009) has had on the UCL MBBS curriculum as well as an opportunity to discuss current developments in the teaching and assessment of medical students at UCL.

The conference consisted of plenaries by both UCL academics and invited speakers and a variety of workshops.  Delegates attended one of four workshops in the morning and one of four workshops in the afternoon. The workshops encompassed assessment methods and techniques in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical training as well as curriculum development and learning and achievement in undergraduate medicine.

The conference was followed by a drinks reception in the evening at the Paul O'Gorman cafe.

The programme for the conference can be found here: Medical Education Conference programme. Slides of some of the plenaries can be found below.




There were four workshops in both the morning and afternoon of the conference which ran in parallel. Further information about the content of the workshops can be found by clicking the following link: Medical Education Conference Workshops

Morning workshops
Workshop facilitatorWorkshop title
Dr Gil Myers - Clinical Teaching FellowThe basic rules for writing Single Best Answer (SBA) questions - an item writing workshop

Dr Aroon Lal - Sub Dean (DGH Liaison)

Dr Anita Berlin - Sub-Dean (Phase 3)

Student assistantships
Dr Alison Sturrock - Sub Dean (Assessments)Fitness to practice
Ben Hancock and Nikki Pope - Pearson VueInnovations in Computer Based Testing techniques for the medical sector
Afternoon Workshops
Workshop facilitator Workshop title
Dr Pasquale Berlingieri - Clinical Research FellowScreen-Based Simulation initiative: how to successfully engage medical students
Dr Gavin Johnson - Clinical Teaching FellowWorkplace based assessments
Dr Kath Woolf - Lecturer in Medical EducationEthnicity and exam performance in medicine (mini-plenary)
Dr Deborah Gill - Sub Dean (Curriculum Implementation and Development)Medical Curricula: designing and maintaining a curriculum