The Medical Education Unit delivers the standards and objectives of the educational agreements between the Trust and Postgraduate/Undergraduate Deans.
The unit aims to provide high level professional educational services, supporting and enhancing the medical training/teaching role of the Trust.
Complying with the terms specified in the Medical Education Contract with the Eastern Deanery and the SIFT Contract with Barts Medical School.
Department Head and Clinical Tutor, Mr Keith Harvey, is supported by Mr Jonathan Refson, Trust Foundation Programme Director; Dr Peter Bishop, Associate Dean Undergraduates, Dr Perumal Tamilselvan, SAS Tutor and the Speciality Tutors.
The Medical Education Manager, Margaret Short; Medical Clinical Skills Lead, Andrew Foster; Foundation Programme Co-ordinators, Judith Butcher and Lisa Pettifer; GP Administrator, Polly Bracken and Dental Administrator, Doreen Goodey, make up the administration team.
The department provides a supportive role, aiming to supply educational information and advice while facilitating the implementation of best practice within the delivery of the various curriculums.
Achieving this requires activity in the areas of teaching and learning activities and assessment. Evaluation of the outcomes of the teaching quality is an integral part of this process.
The success of the department depends largely on the commitment and skills of the Consultant and Senior Medical staff who deliver the teaching.
With methods of teaching practice evolving rapidly, the department aims to support new learning initiatives and to provide a range of up-to-date and appropriate facilities to enhance the teaching and learning provided within the Trust.