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

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

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

Does anxiety and self confidence affect performance at medical school interviews?

Does anxiety and self confidence affect the performance of students at multiple mini interviews (MMI)? Kevin McConville investigates this using the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 (CSAI-2), a tool that is a widely used measurement tool for assessing anxiety in sports, and a cohort of students applying to Dundee medical school. This study … Continue reading

Immersive Simulation in the Foundation Programme

Trying to acquire evidence for 370 competencies over two years for the Foundation Programme can be challenging. This poster presented at the ASPiH conference outlines an ambitious immersive simulation programme to help assess some of these competencies. The programme involves the entire FY2 trainees in the East of Scotland! Read the … Continue reading

Award winning OSCE revision mobile app by Dundee student

It is logistically and financially challenging for universities to provide regular formative OSCE practice for medical students, therefore peer learning plays a vital role in the attainment of the necessary skills.  Students at Dundee identified that when revising for OSCE examinations they lacked confidence in the accuracy of peer to … Continue reading