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Preventing premature death is the aim of coroners’ Prevention of Future Deaths reports. But is this system really helping us to prevent such harms? Oxford medical student, Ali Anis, examined deaths involving cardiovascular disease and anticoagulants for his Final Honours Scheme (FHS) research, to assess the state of play, now published in BJGP Open.
Lights, Camera, Action!
The Primary Care Teaching Group and local local film-maker reflect on their experience of producing videos designed to support and enhance student learning.
Dr Flu: The Shoe Must Go On!
Meirian Evans is a 5th year medical student and the producer of Tingewick 2021. Here, she throws light on the glorious, sequined world of Oxford medical students’ annual show.
The student voice - Catrin Jones
Year 4 student, Catrin Jones, looks back on how she completed an award-winning FHS project from her bedroom. Working with the Hypertension Group at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Catrin not only produced findings of significant importance to the clinical care of pregnant women, but also won the prestigious Wronker Research Project Prize.
Spotlight on Dr Kate Saunders
In this term's “spotlight interview”, Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Kate Saunders, discusses student welfare, working with GP colleagues and the huge value of cross-specialty teaching.
"Patient and Doctor 1.5": a new Year 3 pilot course
Dr Alison Convey is excited to announce a new pilot course, which will bring clinical teaching to Year 3 students for the first time.
Spotlight on Professor Simon de Lusignan
For this term’s "spotlight interview" with the Undergraduate Teaching Team, Simon de Lusignan (Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Informatics) talks computers, COVID and careers in primary care research.
A record-breaking year for Final Honour Schools projects in primary care
Developing the next generation of academic primary care talent is a core mission of the Department. Dr David Nunan leads the co-ordination of Final Honour Schools (FHS) projects for Year 3 students. Here, he shares the success of the programme.
The lone actor
Gaye Poole, highly experienced actor, has skilfully guided students through countless Communication Skills sessions and OSCE examinations. Here, she reflects on the highs and lows of teaching from a distance.
The student voice - making the most of a final-year Elective “pandemic style"
From Shakespeare’s plays to Scottish peaks, Angus McCance (Year 6) describes how to make the most of a final-year Elective “pandemic style”…
The student voice - Filming social determinants of health
Undergraduate clinical students Krupa Ravi and Yethrib Mohammed have pioneered a project to produce filmed material to improve teaching about social determinants of health. Here, they explain the importance of promoting patient perspectives.
Spotlight on Dr Richard Harrington
For this term’s “Spotlight Interview”, Dr Richard Harrington (Associate Director of Graduate Entry Medicine) discusses the drama of medicine and the very fine art of clinical teaching.
Behind the scenes: A simulated patient helps develop communication skills teaching
Christina Kowalchuk is an American-born, Oxford-based actor, singer-songwriter and educator. Here she discusses her role as a simulated patient for the Communication Skills course and how she has developed new role-play material to help students talk about gender.
Medical Education Fellows present RCGP conference posters
After a hugely successful year as ST3 Medical Education Fellows with the Primary Care and Graduate Entry teams, Dr Hayley Parkes and Dr Jack Amiry both had posters accepted at this year’s RCGP conference. Here, they reflect on their Fellowship year and their participation in the conference.
Learning to teach in the time of Covid
Undergraduate tutors Dr Rachel Allen, Dr Laura Ingle and Dr Ruth Wilson reflect on a what has been challenging year for undergraduate primary care teaching.
Patient and Doctor Course Update
Dr Alison Convey gives a round-up of all things “Patient and Doctor”
Spotlight on student welfare
Given the vast array of challenges posed by the pandemic, student welfare is more important than ever. For this term’s “Spotlight” interviews, the Undergraduate Teaching Team speak to both Dr Lois Brand and Dr Laurence Leaver, responsible for advising on the welfare of clinical and pre-clinical students, respectively.
The student voice - The impact of Covid on university life
This term, we hear from second-year student Bethan Storey (Queen’s College). Bethan discusses the impact of Covid on university life for pre-clinical students.
Jessica Forsyth wins the second annual Moher Prize for Undergraduate General Practice
Dr Julian Hancock discusses the prize and this year’s worthy winner, Jessica Forsyth
Spotlight on: Dr Andrew Schuman
In the second of our “Spotlight” tutor interviews, Dr Andrew Schuman discusses poetry, passion and the potential for learning from students.