Annual Medical Education Conference

Nearly 200 Primary and Secondary Care Clinicians along with Keele Academics and Scientists packed the David Weatherall building on 13th April 2018 to enjoy a busy and varied programme. The day started with opening addresses by Professor Hassell and Professor Pauline Walsh. This was followed by the plenary lecture from Dr Colin Melville, Director of Education and Standards at the General Medical Council (GMC) speaking about ‘Where next for the Reflective Practitioner?’

The day proceeded with examples of teaching and research excellence by Professor Mamas Mamas and Professor Paul Horrocks. Following this the audience took part in workshops, selecting two from the eight on offer proved a difficult challenge, with internal and external facilitators including Dr Helen Binkley from UCL, Dr Shirley Rigby from Warwick, supported by Drs Anne Taylor, Russ Crawford, Sarah Aynsley, Bruce Summers, Janet Lefroy, Sheena Gibson and Simon Gay. In a parallel session Professor Jo Protheroe and her team from academic general practice gave a comprehensive update to the many GPs in the audience.

Finally, Peter Coventry gave us a comprehensive School update. Briefly touching on the introduction of the new curriculum and assessment, he talked about the expansion in medical student numbers by an additional 35 and also described national (Sunderland) and international (Philippines) collaborations. Peter also managed to also give us a flavour of other achievements throughout the year, along with sharing some interesting research about where Keele graduates end up working.

Dr Clive Gibson, Director of Staff Development