School of Medicine senior lecturer has presented in Pakistan and Durham, and will head to Sri Lanka this week
The University of Dundee’s Dr Susie Schofield has taken to the road to promote the innovative curriculum and teaching methods on offer at the School of Medicine’s Centre for Medical Education (CME).
In December, Dr Schofield accepted an invitation from Dr Kamran Sattar -- a CME graduate now working at Saudi Arabia’s King Saud University – to deliver the keynote speech at the 1st Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences International Medical Research Conference in Jamshoro, Pakistan.
Her talk, entitled ‘Transforming medical education through collaborative research: laying down good foundations’, covered the need for research from beyond the West and gave advice on how to get that research off the ground, including understanding your motivation, selecting the right research question, and considering the outputs or legacy of your research before you begin.
Dr Schofield also facilitated a pre-conference workshop on the Flipped Classroom – a teaching model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed, with course material reviewed by students at home while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.
“The whole trip was amazing, and the people extremely hospitable.”
“This was my first trip to Pakistan. The organisers looked after me from the moment I came through customs, assigning a PhD student, Dr Sikander Memnon, who looked after me throughout.”
“I also met up with four other graduates from the University of Dundee.”
“That’s the wonderful thing about the Centre for Medical Education: we now have over 3000 graduates across the globe, and it’s lovely meeting up with them when we have the chance.”
“And we had some good news, with Liaquat University keen for some of their staff to take the Masters in Medical Education with us.”
In January, Dr Schofield delivered the opening keynote speech at the 17th Blackboard Users Conference in Durham. With ‘Translating evidence-based guidelines to improve feedback practices: the interACT case study’, she presented on how the impact of feedback can be improved by introducing dialogue, and shared some details of interACT, a 3 year Jisc-funded project she led with Dr Rola Ajjawi, then also of CME.
Dr Schofield’s tour continues when she will address the Digital Assessment Forum in Stirling later this month, where she will discuss digital assessment literacy, before travelling to Sri Lanka to deliver a talk on ‘Planning CPD programmes and associated challenges at international level’.
“It’s a great privilege to be invited to speak at events like these.”
“I’m very excited to share Dundee with the world.”
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