Dr Kay Leedham-Green - Medical Education Research Fellow (Imperial College London)
Assistant Professor Lorainne Tudor Car - Assistant Professor of evidence-based medicine (LKCMedicine)
That everything flows and nothing stays still was observed by ancient Greeks more than two thousand years ago. Correspondingly, the Evidence-based Education theme of Transform MedEd 2020 will explore how medical education can embrace and harness the impact of contemporary challenges and larger societal changes in an evidence-based manner. This theme will address different stages of medical student journey from selection, curriculum and pedagogy to future clinical practice. More specifically, the evidence-based medical education theme will focus on diversity in student selection, medical curriculum redesign, team-based learning in medical education and sustainability in healthcare.
There is a growing recognition that a more diverse physician workforce improves patient care and outcomes. It is important to explore how selection system can be redesigned with the aim of widening access and diversity.
In response to an ever-changing landscape for medical education, there is a need for continuous refinement of the curricula to ensure its currency and relevance. Last year, the General Medical Council, the UK’s medical education regulator, outlined new Outcomes for Graduates and mandated their introduction into the UK’s medical schools curricula by 2020. Both Imperial College London and LKCMedicine have recently undergone medical curriculum review and we look forward to their sharing as well as sessions focusing on curriculum review.
In line with the growing international acknowledgement of the need for sustainability in healthcare delivery, the General Medical Council’s new Outcomes for Graduates also include ability to apply the principles of sustainable healthcare to medical care. To adopt this new teaching, medical schools need evidence of best practice for inclusion of sustainability into the curriculum practice.
Team-based learning is a novel learner-centred educational strategy that incorporates class-based teamwork and assessment to promote active learning and critical thinking. It is an increasingly popular pedagogy which is also the pillar of medical education at LKCMedicine. We look forward to rich discussions, productive meetings and exciting sharing of insights, practices and research.
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