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

“Talk to me not my carer” – Evaluation of Communication skills workshop

An evaluation of a communication skills workshop for medical students using volunteers who have moderate or severe communication difficulties. A qualitative approach to the evaluation involving focus groups and recorded semi structured interviews were analysed for themes. Continue reading

Can teaching change medical students’ attitudes toward disability?

Can teaching about disability actually affect medical student’s attitudes towards disability? We find out as we studied two teaching sessions of profound communication difficulties. One lecture and one small group experiential workshop. Can these change attitudes towards disability? And if so which is better and by how much? Continue reading