For colleagues working in our Unit it is important that you avail yourself of every opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and performance.
Getting involved, and not being shy to ask around, is vital.
Some opportunities are listed below, but remember there may be other opportunities. Asking the Consultants or Registrars is often helpful.
2020 - Online Case based learning - write some cases
Online clinical cases designed for Aberdeen medical students, supported by the University of Aberdeen (co-leads Dr Owen Dempsey in Respiratory, Dr Kevin Deans, Clinical Biochemistry).
What work is required?
Revision of existing clinical cases or development of new cases, in PowerPoint format, taking an average student 10-15 minutes to complete.
Ideally very interactive, the cases follow a patient's journey from referral to diagnosis.
Existing cases (to provide inspiration!) can be provided, and there is a standard template to follow.
Help is on hand e.g. sourcing images, illustrations and I.T help, from the University of Aberdeen.
We welcome cases from all colleagues in all disciplines, particularly students and doctors in training.
One tip is to collaborate with colleagues to write a case - this speeds things up considerably and ia a good way to avoid procrastination!
What's in it for me?
Apart from developing your own knowledge (and the glory!), you case will help Aberdeen medical students.
In addition your CV will look more impressive, and gives you something to talk about at that next interview - "so tell me what experience have you of medical education?"
What do I do next if interested?
Contact Dr Owen Dempsey and he can arrange a brief meeting, and provide you with links to various related websites and existing cases.