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Primary Care Education Research update

The GP teaching team continue to be busy with a range of medical education research projects, working with both students and GP teachers to collect data in order to evaluate the educational innovations that are taking place in the department. A number of these projects were presented at the the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) regional conference held on 26th & 27th January in Madingley Hall, Cambridge. These included the following presentations

* Dr Arti Maini and Dr Sonia Kumar - A health coaching training programme for medical students at Imperial College London.
* Dr Andy McKeown, Dr Ravi Parekh and Dr Sonia Kumar - Inspiring commissioners of the future: A unique teaching session for Year 5 medical students to learn about and experience commissioning in the NHS.
* Dr Maham Stanyon, Ms Lisa Carrier, Dr Noreen Ryan and Dr Sonia Kumar - Virtual reality as a tool for learning in medicine; exploring the perceptions of medical students.
* Dr Elizabeth Muir and Dr Melek Somai - CARE CAMPUS. Defining the future of Caregiving Education in Europe.
* Dr Noreen Ryan, Dr Benedict Hayhoe and Dr Ben Clark - Expectations versus experiences: evaluation of learning outcomes from a student selected Palliative Care module in General Practice


Congratulations to all those who presented. Further congratulations to Drs Andy McKeown and Ravi Parekh whose article on longitudinal integrated clerkships will appear in the May issue of Education for Primary Care. 

Jo Horsburgh
Principal Teaching Fellow in Medical Education

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