Meet the ED Fellows

We are delighted to introduce ourselves as the Medical Education Fellows at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells (MTW) NHS Foundation Trust. We work cross site to organise and deliver teaching at the both the undergraduate and postgraduate level along with some other exciting projects.

Tom

Hello everyone! I graduated from Barts and The London in 2019 and completed my Academic Foundation Programme (now known as the Specialised Foundation Programme) in the Thames Valley deanery. I have returned back to Kent, where I grew up, to develop my interest in Medical Education at MTW and Kent and Medway Medical School. If you are planning on pursuing a career in Academic Medicine, I am happy to discuss this further and help develop your interview skills!

Russell

I did my undergraduate degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, having grown up in sunny Bermuda. I completed my F1 year at Kings and my F2 year at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital. Along with my keen interest in Medical Education I and am surgically minded as well and would be more than happy to discuss the surgical training program or the MRCS!

Allen

Hey everyone, I studied medicine at King’s College London (GKT til I die) and graduated in 2019. I had the pleasure of doing my FY1 year in Kent in Maidstone before the pandemic properly struck and moved onto King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill for FY2. In my time as a doctor so far, I have undertaken rotations in Cardiology, Medicine, A&E as well as ITU and GP. I am hoping to explore the sunnier climbs of Australia next year and eventually see myself as a medic, with a view to specialising in Cardiology.

What have we achieved so far?

So far, we have implemented a new format for the clinical skills day for our undergraduate students which has been well received, with over three quarters of students strongly agreeing that the skills day improved their confidence for their placement ahead. Here are what our students have to say:

“Really enjoyed this, reinforced all the skills I need again and I liked the case you did on the side instead of just let us roam free on the skills.” - 5th Year Student at King’s College London

“Really good to centre teaching around case. Great faculty, very knowledgeable and good teachers.” - 5th Year Student at St. George’s University of London

Teaching sessions

We also run weekly teaching sessions both in a lecture format and at the bedside. We aim to balance clinical exam skills with things like ‘Finances in Foundation’ and ‘How to Survive your First On-Call Shift’.

Looking forward

We are developing a virtual on call programme, a simulation competition and ‘Topics in Ten’ high yield teaching for final medical students. Alongside these educational projects, we are involved in the Trust’s Junior Doctor Wellness committee. We are also working on a project aimed at increasing diversity and inclusivity in medical teaching which we are very excited about and should go live in the New Year.

We have regular drop-in sessions and are happy to have a chat or just listen if you encounter any problems during your time at MTW.

Hope to meet you soon!

All the best,
Tom, Russell and Allen

Get in touch

Stephen White

Stephen White
Undergraduate Manager

stephen.white7@nhs.net
01892 635628

Joanna Woolard

Joanna Woollard
Medical Education Administrator

Joannawoollard@nhs.net
01622 224549

Danielle Chapman

Danielle Chapman
Medical Education Administrator

danielle.chapman5@nhs.net
01892 638957

 

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