School of Medicine Symposium 2017: Celebrating Learning and Teaching - The Way Forward

Monday, 27 March, 2017 - 08:30 to 17:00
Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Level 7, Ninewells Hospital

Please see below programme for this year's School of Medicine Symposium.

Staff who would like to register for the event should do so by email to by Saturday 18 March.



08:30 – 09:00 Registration, coffee and croissants - Promenade Area
09:00 – 09:20 Celebrating Learning & Teaching - Professor Rami Abboud
09:20 – 09:40 Learning & Teaching: What is the best way forward?Professor Gary Mires
09:40 – 10:00 NHS/ACT & University: How can we grow stronger? Dr James Shaw
10:00 – 10:20 Symposium 2016: What was achieved?Dr Stella Howden
10:20 – 10:30 Master Classes Brief: Aims, objectives and actions - Professor Rami Abboud / Dr Stella Howden
10:30 – 10:50 Tea, Coffee and pastry - Promenade Area
10:50 – 13:00 Masterclasses (choose one of 5 options)
1. MBChB: How do we get the best from the GMC visit?
Flexible Teaching Room 7
Chair/Rapporteur: Dr Stella Howden / Dr Richard Oparka / Dr David Russell / Dr James Shaw / MSC Co‐Presidents
The aims of the workshop include:
• To provide an overview of the GMC visit and allow time for questions from participants;
• To identify what we are proud of regarding the MBChB programme examples of good practice which we want to showcase to the GMC; and
• To build upon some of the outputs from 22nd Feb. (MBChB Curric Review Day) where participants had identified areas of ‘risk’ for the programme/student experience and generate related action plans.
2. Teaching efficiency and internationalisation: How to bring the world to the BMSc?
Wolfson Lecture Theatre
Chair/Rapporteur: Professor Rami Abboud / Professor Tim Hales
3. Sustainability and growth in PG – Taught & Research, In‐house and Distance Learning: How do we do more with more?
Teaching Room 3, Level 7
Chair/Rapporteur: Professor Chris Barratt / Dr Susie Schofield / Professor John Hayes / Mrs Lesley Lindsay / Dr Frances Fuller-Pace
4. Scholarship/scholarly activities: How do we define, protect and serve them well?
Medical Education Conference Room, Level 8
Chair/Rapporteur: Dr Shihab Khogali / Dr Ashley Dennis
5. More than a Medical School: Can we expand the vision? (Within the University: Gateway, Widening Access, CAHiD, etc. Beyond: ScotGem, ARU, BPP and Kuwait)
Teaching Room 4, Level 7
Chair/Rapporteur: Professor Mairi Scott / Professor Tracey Wilkinson
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and networking - Ian Low Centre
14:00 – 14:20 1st in Medicine in Scotland, 5th in UK: Sustainability in Excellence - Professor Karl Leydecker
14:20 – 14:30 Questions
14:30 – 15:30 Masterclass Feedback and 2017/18 School Targets
AIDA: Attention, Interest, and Desire
Chairs: Professor Gary Mires and Professor Rami Abboud 
15:30 – 15:50 Tea & Coffee - Promenade Area
15:50 – 16:50 Masterclass Feedback and 2017/18 School Targets
AIDA: Action ‐ SMART outcomes with school targets
Chairs: Professor Gary Mires and Professor Rami Abboud
16:50 – 17:00 Final remarks & Close - Professor Gary Mires
School of Medicine