Continuing Professional Development
Staff involved in medical undergraduate education are encouraged to develop their educational role.
Sheffield Academic Unit of Medical Education
- The Gateway Course: an Introduction to Medical Education - https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/aume/staff_development/gateway
This course is a free staff development course offered to all staff involved in the teaching of The University of Sheffield, Undergraduate Medical Students. Fully booked for 2020. The next course will run during Spring 2021 and a date for the booking form will be advertised via the link above as soon as there is a confirmed timetable.
- Question Writer/Reviewer Workshop - http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/aume/staff_development/question_writing
This course is aimed at all new and existing staff involved in the teaching and support of Sheffield MBChB students and who would like to engage in the question writing and reviewing process for both the written and clinical examinations.
- OSCE Examiner Workshop - http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/aume/staff_development/osce_examiner
This course is aimed at any staff wishing to participate as an examiner at the Phase 2b (year 3) or Phase 4 (year 5) Sheffield MBChB OSCE Assessment. Examiners that are new to the Sheffield OSCE are required to attend the full workshop of 3.5 hours. All examiners are expected to attend an OSCE refresher session at least every 3 years to ensure that they are kept up to date with any changes to the processes or procedures.
- Student Support: https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/student-affairs-uos-medschool/home
Information is available on the University of Sheffield's Student Affairs and Support Team Google site [available to staff and students of the University].
Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
- MedEdWorld - http://www.mededworld.org/Home.aspx
- Essential Skills in Medical Education (online) - https://amee.org/courses/amee-esme-online-courses/esme-online
The need for doctors, scientists and others involved with teaching in the healthcare professions to have training in teaching is widely recognised. The AMEE Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) Online course has been designed to meet this need. The course is aimed at those new to teaching and at teachers with years of experience who would like an update on current best practice and a greater understanding of the basic principles. The course recognises that, with appropriate help, all teachers, even those with considerable experience, can improve their skills in teaching.
The award of the AMEE-ESME Certificate in Medical Education provides evidence of the participant’s interest in education and abilities as a teacher. The highly successful ESME course has been offered since 2005 in relation to medical education conferences. Since 2012 the course has been offered online. All that is required to participate is access to a broadband internet connection.