Otago Medical School encourages its staff to undertake professional development in clinical education. Opportunities include formal recognition of development in the field to skills workshops and seminars.
Clinical Educator Programme (CEP)
The Clinical Educator Programme is an interactive on-line resource created by the University of Otago to offer practical advice to support university staff and clinical staff in their various teaching roles.
The CEP comprises interactive ‘bite sized’ topics grouped into modules, but which can also stand alone, and which can be accessed in any combination of modules and topics to fit personal professional requirements, goals and interests. Each module has some associated activities: i.e. an article to read, a video to watch and comment upon, a brief quiz etc, each estimated to take about 30 minutes to complete.
The CEP was designed by OMS staff in conjunction with the University's Higher Education and Development Centre to provide a realistic learning experience that can be applied to your teaching context; it is activity-based and accounts for the busy nature of your professional and personal life. It is created to enable participants to accumulate topics selected from CEP for use towards evidence of continuing professional development for professional bodies.
Register for the Clinical Educator Programme (CEP website)
Academy of Medical Educators
The UK based Academy offers memberships to those who complete its training courses. This year's Otago course will run in Christchurch Monday 11 - Thursday 14 November 2019. We regret to advise that this course will not now be offered in Wellington this year.