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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Professor Tim Wilkinson

PositionMBChB Programme Director
DepartmentsDean's Department (UOC), Department of Medicine (UOC)
QualificationsMB ChB (Otago) PhD(Otago) MClinEd(UNSW) MD FRACP FRCP FANZAHPE
Research summaryProfessor Wilkinson directs the MBChB (medical) programme at Otago Medical School
Teaching
  • Minister of Education NZQA Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (for sustained excellence in tertiary teaching), 2002
  • University of Otago, Christchurch, Gold medal for teaching excellence, 2009
  • University of Otago, Christchurch, Gold medal for research excellence, 2019
Memberships
  • Chair, MBChB curriculum committee
  • Deputy editor, Medical Education
  • Section editor, BMC medical education
  • Member, Research Committee, Association for Medical Education Europe
  • Censor, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
ClinicalConsultant physician at Canterbury District Health Board

Research

  • Medical education
  • Assessment of competence and performance
  • Workplace learning
  • Selection into medical school
  • Professionalism
  • Clinical research in Geriatric medicine

For information about the MBChB course please visit The Otago Medical Degree website

Publications

Wilkinson, T. J., & Tweed, M. J. (2018). Deconstructing programmatic assessment. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 9, 191-197. doi: 10.2147/amep.S144449

Golding, C., Wilkinson, T., & Gamble Blakey, A. (2018). Cultivating critical thinkers. In C. Delany & E. Molloy (Eds.), Learning and teaching in clinical contexts: A practical guide. (1st ed.) (pp. 29-44). Sydney, Australia: Elsevier.

Pitama, S. G., Palmer, S. C., Huria, T., Lacey, C., & Wilkinson, T. (2018). Implementation and impact of indigenous health curricula: A systematic review. Medical Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/medu.13613

Kenwright, D. N., & Wilkinson, T. (2018). Quality in medical education. In T. Swanwick, K. Forrest & B. C. O'Brien (Eds.), Understanding medical education: Evidence, theory, and practice. (3rd ed.) (pp. 101-110). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Sheehan, D., Jowsey, T., Parwaiz, M., Birch, M., Seaton, P., Shaw, S., … Wilkinson, T. (2017). Clinical learning environments: Place, artefacts and rhythm. Medical Education, 51(10), 1049-1060. doi: 10.1111/medu.13390

Chapter in Book - Research

Kenwright, D. N., & Wilkinson, T. (2018). Quality in medical education. In T. Swanwick, K. Forrest & B. C. O'Brien (Eds.), Understanding medical education: Evidence, theory, and practice. (3rd ed.) (pp. 101-110). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Golding, C., Wilkinson, T., & Gamble Blakey, A. (2018). Cultivating critical thinkers. In C. Delany & E. Molloy (Eds.), Learning and teaching in clinical contexts: A practical guide. (1st ed.) (pp. 29-44). Sydney, Australia: Elsevier.

Wilkinson, T. (2014). Assessment in rural medical education. In A. B. Chater, J. Rourke, I. D. Couper, R. P. Strasser & S. Reid (Eds.), WONCA rural medical education guidebook. Bangkok, Thailand: World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) Working Party on Rural Practice. Retrieved from http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com

Teunissen, P. W., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2011). Learning and teaching in workplaces. In T. Dornan, K. Mann, A. Scherpbier & J. Spencer (Eds.), Medical education: Theory and practice. (pp. 193-210). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

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Journal - Research Article

Kent, M., Verstappen, A., Wilkinson, T., & Poole, P. (2018). Keeping them interested: A national study of factors that change medical student interest in working rurally. Rural & Remote Health, 18(4), 4872. doi: 10.22605/rrh4872

Links, M. J., Wilkinson, T., & Campbell, C. (2018). Discourses of professionalism: Metaphors, theory and practice. Medical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1442565

Tweed, M., Purdie, G., & Wilkinson, T. (2017). Low performing students have insightfulness when they reflect-in-action. Medical Education, 51(3), 316-323. doi: 10.1111/medu.13206

Jardine, D. L., McKenzie, J. M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2017). Predicting medical students who will have difficulty during their clinical training. BMC Medical Education, 17, 43. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-0879-2

Henning, M. A., Hawken, S., MacDonald, J., McKimm, J., Brown, M., Moriarty, H., … Hilder, J., & Wilkinson, T. (2017). Exploring educational interventions to facilitate health professional students' professionally safe online presence. Medical Teacher, 39(9), 959-966. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1332363

Tweed, M. J., Stein, S., Wilkinson, T. J., Purdie, G., & Smith, J. (2017). Certainty and safe consequence responses provide additional information from multiple choice question assessments. BMC Medical Education, 17, 106. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-0942-z

Sheehan, D., Jowsey, T., Parwaiz, M., Birch, M., Seaton, P., Shaw, S., … Wilkinson, T. (2017). Clinical learning environments: Place, artefacts and rhythm. Medical Education, 51(10), 1049-1060. doi: 10.1111/medu.13390

Wilkinson, T. M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2016). Selection into medical school: From tools to domains. BMC Medical Education, 16, 258. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0779-x

Wilkinson, T. J., McKenzie, J. M., Ali, A. N., Rudland, J., Carter, F. A., & Bell, C. J. (2016). Identifying medical students at risk of underperformance from significant stressors. BMC Medical Education, 16, 43. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0565-9

McKimm, J., & Wilkinson, T. (2015). "Doctors on the move": Exploring professionalism in the light of cultural transitions. Medical Teacher, 37(9), 837-843. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2015.1044953

Wilkinson, T. J., Hudson, J. N., McColl, G. J., Hu, W. C. Y., Jolly, B. C., & Schuwirth, L. W. T. (2015). Medical school benchmarking: From tools to programmes. Medical Teacher, 37(2), 146-152. doi: 10.3109/0142159x.2014.932902

Parker, J. E., Hudson, B., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2014). Influences on final year medical students' attitudes to general practice as a career. Journal of Primary Health Care, 6(1), 56-63.

Wilkinson, T. J., Ali, A. N., Bell, C. J., Carter, F. A., Frampton, C. M., & McKenzie, J. M. (2013). The impact of learning environment disruption on medical student performance. Medical Education, 47(2), 210-213. doi: 10.1111/medu.12065

Wilkinson, T. M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2013). Preparation courses for a medical admissions test: Effectiveness contrasts with opinion. Medical Education, 47(4), 417-424. doi: 10.1111/medu.12124

Shulruf, B., Turner, R., Poole, P., & Wilkinson, T. (2013). The Objective Borderline method (OBM): A probability-based model for setting up an objective pass/fail cut-off score in medical programme assessments. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 18(2), 231-244. doi: 10.1007/s10459-012-9367-y

Shulruf, B., Poole, P., Wang, G. Y., Rudland, J., & Wilkinson, T. (2012). How well do selection tools predict performance later in a medical programme? Advances in Health Sciences Education, 17, 615-626. doi: 10.1007/s10459-011-9324-1

Sheehan, D., Wilkinson, T. J., & Bowie, E. (2012). Becoming a practitioner: Workplace learning during the junior doctor's first year. Medical Teacher, 34(11), 936-945. doi: 10.3109/0142159x.2012.717184

Hodges, B. D., Ginsburg, S., Cruess, R., Cruess, S., Delport, R., Hafferty, F., … Wilkinson, T., & Wade, W. (2011). Assessment of professionalism: Recommendations from the Ottawa 2010 Conference. Medical Teacher, 33(5), 354-363. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2011.577300

Heppenstall, C. P., Wilkinson, T. J., Hanger, H. C., Keeling, S., & Pearson, J. (2011). Factors related to care home admission in the year following hospitalisation in frail older adults. Age & Ageing, 40(4), 513-516. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afr045

Wilkinson, T. J., Tweed, M. J., Egan, T. G., Ali, A. N., McKenzie, J. M., Moore, M., & Rudland, J. R. (2011). Joining the dots: Conditional pass and programmatic assessment enhances recognition of problems with professionalism and factors hampering student progress. BMC Medical Education, 11, 29. doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-11-29

Sheehan, D., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2010). Who's going to move first? Practice guidelines for clinical supervision. Focus on Health Professional Education, 12(2), 14-29.

Wilkinson, T. J., Weller, J. M., McKimm, J., O'Connor, B. J., Pinnock, R. E., Poole, P. J., … Tweed, M. J., & Wearn, A. M. (2010). Programmatic research in New Zealand medical education: A national collaboration. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1318). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1318/4210/content.pdf

Wilkinson, T. J. (2010). Scholarship in health professional education organisations: Creating a community of scholars. Focus on Health Professional Education, 11(3), 33-41.

Perry, W. R. G., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2010). Taking the pulse: Medical student workforce intentions and the impact of debt. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1318). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1318/4212/content.pdf

Dare, A., Fancourt, N., Robinson, E., Wilkinson, T., & Bagg, W. (2009). Training the intern: The value of a pre-intern year in preparing students for practice. Medical Teacher, 31(8), e345-e350. doi: 10.1080/01421590903127669

Wilkinson, T. J., D'orsogna, L. J., Nair, B. R., Judd, S. J., & Frampton, C. M. (2009). The reliability of long and short cases undertaken as practice for a summative examination. Internal Medicine Journal, (Accepted article). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.01970.x

Tweed, M., & Wilkinson, T. (2009). A randomized controlled trial comparing instructions regarding unsafe response options in a MCQ examination. Medical Teacher, 31(1), 51-54. doi: 10.1080/01421590802146018

Wilkinson, T. J., Wade, W. B., & Knock, L. D. (2009). A blueprint to assess professionalism: Results of a systematic review. Academic Medicine, 84(5), 551-558. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31819fbaa2

Rudland, J., Wilkinson, T., Smith-Han, K., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2008). ″You can do it late at night or in the morning. You can do it at home, I did it with my flatmate.″ The educational impact of an OSCE. Medical Teacher, 30, 206-211. doi: 10.1080/01421590701851312

Wilkinson, T. J., Campbell, P. J., & Judd, S. J. (2008). Reliability of the long case. Medical Education, 42(9), 887-893.

Sheehan, D., Wilkinson, T. J., & Paltridge, D. (2008). A tool to evaluate effective learning environments within clinical attachments for interns. Focus on Health Professional Education, 10(1), 1-10.

Kerse, N., Peri, K., Robinson, E., Wilkinson, T., von Randow, M., Kiata, L., … Arroll, B. (2008). Does a functional activity programme improve function, quality of life, and falls for residents in long term care? Cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 337(7675), 912-915. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a1445

Wilkinson, T. J., Smith, J. D., Margolis, S. A., Gupta, T. S., & Prideaux, D. J. (2008). Structured assessment using multiple patient scenarios by videoconference in rural settings. Medical Education, 42(5), 480-487. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2008.03011.x

Wilkinson, T. J., Wells, J. E., & Bushnell, J. A. (2007). What is the educational impact of standards-based assessment in a medical degree? Medical Education, 41, 565-572.

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Journal - Research Other

Wilkinson, T. J., & Tweed, M. J. (2018). Deconstructing programmatic assessment. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 9, 191-197. doi: 10.2147/amep.S144449

Pitama, S. G., Palmer, S. C., Huria, T., Lacey, C., & Wilkinson, T. (2018). Implementation and impact of indigenous health curricula: A systematic review. Medical Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/medu.13613

Roy, M., Walker, R., Blyth, P., & Wilkinson, T. (2014). Virtual reality-based assessment of clinical reasoning ability. Medical Education, 48, 1123. doi: 10.1111/medu.12559

Wilkinson, T. J. (2013). Medical education: The next 40 years. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1371). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

McKimm, J., Wilkinson, T., Poole, P., & Bagg, W. (2010). The current state of undergraduate medical education in New Zealand. Medical Teacher, 32(6), 456-460. doi: 10.3109/0142159x.2010.486427

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