Medical Education Fellows blog, June 2023

Saying goodbye to our Year 4 students

This week we said goodbye to our last block of year 4 students for the year! We have been teaching them weekly for the last year on topics requested by them before they start their 7 weeks placement with us.

Their placement started with a clinical skills day where they follow a patient’s journey throughout the day, requesting tests and practising skills as they go. Students have requested that we use the quiz platform Kahoot during their teaching sessions. For this last block we have created Kahoot quizzes, with info slides in between questions where we discuss the answers.

Students have given great feedback on these sessions and when we’ve used Kahoot in the past, they always request more Kahoot sessions! They like the opportunity to try questions that are similar to MCQ questions they might get in exams, with time for discussion of the answers afterwards.

Students’ feedback from our most recent session:

‘Covered high yield topics and covered everything well’

‘We don’t get taught much renal but this was great detailed high yield info’

Education Fellows training day

This month we attended a medical education fellows training day run by King’s College London for any fellows who teach at remote NHS sites for KCL Medical School. We had training on how to write exam questions, and got tips from other fellows about how we could improve the projects that we are currently working on at MTW.

We had a discussion around student wellbeing and financial concerns and how we can support our students whilst they are on placement. It was great to network with fellows from other trusts, and to hear about the innovative teaching projects they are implementing for their students.

Wellbeing event

The wellbeing team have put on the third junior doctor event for the academic year! The event is always popular and the pizza always goes down a treat. We have continued to invite the therapy dogs along as everyone loves them.

KMMS Year 3 skills afternoon

This month we held a practical skills afternoon for the year 3 students, based on skills they had requested they would like an opportunity to revise before their upcoming exams. Students rotated around different stations including ECGs, venepuncture, cannulation, ophthalmoscopy, otoscopy and initial assessments.