At the start of this new academic year the team continues to be busy with many educational researchprojects across the range of undergraduate primary care education. This includes collecting data from students and teachers to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of some new teaching initiatives including the year 3 ‘Medicine in the Community’ and year 5 ‘Integrated Clinical Apprenticeship’ pilots. We will report back on these findings in future newsletters, whilst some initial findings from these projects and others will be presented at the Society for Academic Primary Care conference at Madingley Hall in January. Other current research projects include looking at the use of augmented and virtual reality (AR & VR) in primary care teaching, teaching students about palliative care and researching their attitudes towards this, and also introducing students to health coaching and evaluating its use.
If you would be interested in finding out more about any of these projects, please contact Jo Horsburgh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are interested in finding out more about educational research please visit the Primary Care Education Research website for advice about how the carry out and publish medical education research - https://www1.imperial.ac.uk/publichealth/departments/pcph/undergrad/primary_care_education_research/