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


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

Team-Based Learning Innovations Gain National and International Recognition

The potential of Team-based Learning (TBL) to UK medical education has been discussed in an article published in Medical Teacher (Khogali, 2013).  We have several years of experience in using TBL in the undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Dundee. TBL is a structured, active, collaborative learning approach, which involves … Continue reading

Public health matters: innovative approaches for engaging medical students

The Public Health Educators in Medical Schools (PHEMS) group have just had a publication accepted by Medical Education, entitled “Public health matters: innovative approaches for engaging medical students”. Included in this work is a case study from Dundee University Medical School, where students critically appraise a drug advert and related … Continue reading

Mixing medicine and design to explain complicated medical principles

How can we teach complex scientific principles to medical students? Richard Oparka, consultant pathologist, has tried many methods to achieve this. Some of these involve close collaboration with a range of expertise within Duncan of Jordanstone College for Art and Design (DJCAD). Current projects include utilising animation as a tool alongside traditional lectures. … Continue reading