At the Centre for Medical Education we are committed to producing internationally excellent healthcare education research through sustainable funding and collaboration. We work hard to translate our research findings into educational practice and policy locally, nationally and internationally. We have a thriving, intellectually stimulating, and supportive research environment for our academics, associates and our PhD students.
Our PhD students have access to:
• Research training within / outside CME
• Monthly research seminars and quarterly methodological workshops facilitated by leading international healthcare education researchers
• Annual College Research Student Symposia to develop peer support relationships with PhD/EdD students
• Monthly meetings with PhD supervisors
• Bi-annual meetings with their Thesis Monitoring Committee consisting of experienced academics to monitor student progress and offer additional pastoral and academic support
• Mentorship from other senior researchers within CME
• Teaching opportunities to develop academic CVs
Key areas of research interest and expertise within the Centre include:
• Workplace learning
• Patient involvement in healthcare education
• Assessment and feedback
• Professionalism and professional identities
• Formal, informal and hidden curriculum
• Leadership in healthcare education
• Gender and healthcare education
• Faculty development
• Technology-enhanced learning
Areas of methodological expertise include quantitative methods (e.g. questionnaire and scale development); qualitative methods (e.g. interviews, focus groups, observation, diaries), mixed methods, and method innovations in healthcare education research (e.g. visual methodologies, linguistic analyses).
We continue to develop a worldwide community of Dundee medical education research scholars. If you want to find out more information about our research, discuss possible research collaborations or are thinking of doing a PhD, please contact us.