The UK-based Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) is a multiprofessional organisation for all those involved in medical education that exists to provide leadership, promote standards and support all those involved in the academic discipline and practice of medical education, including dentistry and other disciplines. The Academy's Professional Standards provide a recognised framework so that those in education can demonstrate expertise and achievements in medical education through accreditation as a medical teacher to an agreed standard.
Otago Medical School offers an AoME-affiliated course, Teaching Skills for Clinicians, that can be undertaken as five modules over four days, or as individual modules, which may be used to apply for AoME membership.
The course is available to any health professional or University staff member.
The Teaching Skills for Clinicians course will take place in Dunedin, Monday 9 – Thursday 12 November, with six modules over the four days, including preparation for applying for Academy of Medical Educators membership.
Monday (am) - Designing and Planning Learning
Based on Domain 1 of the Academy of Medical Educators standards, participants will learn the principles of competency and outcome based course design and work in small groups to apply them to the clinical setting.
Monday (pm) - Educational Research and Scholarship
Based on Domain 4 of the Academy of Medical Educators standards participants will explore applying educational scholarship to clinical practice. Scholarship has many dimensions and scholarly clinical educators can make significant improvements to the clinical learning environment.
Tuesday - Teaching and Facilitating Learning
Based on Domain 2 of the Academy of Medical Educators standards, participants will work in small groups to learn how to facilitate learning in clinical settings and the importance of effective feedback in clinical learning.
Wednesday - Assessment of Learning
Based on Domain 3 of the Academy of Medical Educators standards participants will consider a range of assessment methods suitable for the clinical workplace.
Thursday (am) - Educational Leadership
Based on Domain 5 of the Academy Medical Educators participants will learn how to apply the principles of leadership in the clinical setting.
Thursday (pm) - Applying for AoME membership
This final session for those who are considering proceeding with an application for AoME membership outlines the process and how best to prepare for this application, with the aim of developing a submission ready to send.