Welcome to Discover #MedEd

Welcome to the Dundee University Medical Education Blog. This is new venture to share some of what is happening in Medical Education at Dundee Medical School. This website is currently under development. Dundee Medical School is ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for Medicine: Guardian University League Table 2018 Medical graduates … Continue reading

European Team-Based Learning Community Masterclasses at the University of Dundee

The European Team-Based Learning Community (ETBLC) delivered four team-based learning (TBL) masterclasses at the University of Dundee on 26 June 2019: two masterclasses for beginners and another two advanced masterclasses for TBL practitioners. Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a special form of active and collaborative learning that uses a special sequence … Continue reading

#TipsforNewDocs – collating and sharing simple tips and words of wisdom for Foundation Doctors

The August changeover is an exciting, but anxiety-inducing time for newly qualified doctors. In this work, Jordan Napier explores a novel method for “pearls of wisdom” to pass from their senior colleagues. The FY1s are given a great deal of information in their induction for their first medical post, including … Continue reading

Connecting Improvement with Clinical Teams – Renal Team

This is the second in a series of posts from the Undergraduate Healthcare Team, following on from the first post about collaborating with NHS Tayside. Within the new GMC Outcomes for Graduates (2018)medical students are expected to ‘participate in and promote activity to improve the quality and safety of patient … Continue reading

Attitudes and experiences towards gender identity and sexuality in Dundee medical students

The Equality Act 2010 means the University has a general duty to eliminate discrimination and promote diversity. 8 years down the line how well are we doing. This study using responses from the medical students of all years helps shed light on how medical students describe their gender and sexuality … Continue reading


Investigation of real incidents has been consistently identified by expert reviews and student surveys as a potentially valuable teaching resource for medical students. A new paper in BMC Medical Education by Vicki Tully, Douglas Murphy, Evie Fioratou, Arun Chaudhuri, James Shaw and Peter Davey describes how all final year students in Dundee … Continue reading

Supporting Doctors to prove they are good enough to teach

Are all doctors automatically good teachers? Not necessarily, says the General Medical Council (GMC). The GMC are now requiring all medical educators with a significant teaching role  to demonstrate that they are qualified and experienced enough to undertake these roles. They then accredit them as Recognised Trainers. Jordan Napier and … Continue reading

Tayside Centre of General Practice Annual Conference 2016 – pictures and posters

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Every year, GPs who are involved in Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical education get together in the TCGP annual conference. With the next conference less than 1 month away, here are some photos from last years conference with some posters of some of the excellent research done by undergraduate medical students … Continue reading

Dundee University staff share their expertise in new Global Health textbook

Dundee University is at the forefront of Medical student electives, and is heavily involved in the ethical electives initiative. A new book taps into the knowledge and experience from Dundee. Global Health Experiential Education: From Theory to Practice has now been published. The book presents best practices for ethical and … Continue reading