With the increasing professionalisation of medical education, the need for doctors and other healthcare professionals to have training in teaching is widely recognized. Whilst many institutions worldwide offer Diploma and Masters courses in medical education, there is a lack of accredited basic level courses. The ESME Programme has been designed to meet the need for an entry level teaching qualification and will be of particular interest to teachers who are engaging with medical education for the first time. It will also be valuable for more experienced teachers who have been given some new responsibilities or assignment relating to teaching or assessment, or who wish to have an introduction to the theory underpinning the practice of teaching. It has been designed in the context that all doctors in any branch of medicine or field of practice are likely to have some teaching responsibilities for undergraduates, postgraduates, peers, other healthcare workers or patients. ESME’s novel course structure combines a purpose-built course on teaching with an international medical education Conference.
ESME is accredited by AMEE and approved by an international Advisory Board.
Since the introduction of the original ESME course in 2005, several other courses have been developed to meet specific needs:
1.ESSENTIAL SKILLS IN MEDICAL EDUCATION
This broad-based course has been designed around a set of competencies that all practising teachers should possess. These include: Effective Teaching, Skilled Educational Planning and Informed Assessment and Evaluation.
ESME Course schedule
Wednesday 11 January 0830-1730 - ESME Pre-conference Session:
Thursday 12 January: Attend other Pre-conference Workshops (cost not included)
Friday 13 January: Attend 14th APMEC Conference; lunch meeting with ESME Facilitators
Saturday 14 January: Attend 14th APMEC Conference; lunch meeting with ESME Facilitators
Sunday 15 January 0900-1230 - ESME Post-conference Session:
ESME Course FacultyCourse Director: Professor Ronald Harden, formerly Director of the Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee, UK, and currently General Secretary/Treasurer of AMEE and Editor of Medical Teacher;
ESME Course Fee: US$ 575
Included in the course fee is:
2. RESEARCH ESSENTIAL SKILLS IN MEDICAL EDUCATION (RESME) The RESME Course provides an introduction to the essential principles and methods of conducting research in medical education: formulating research questions, choosing a research approach, selecting an appropriate global methodology and constructing a research plan. Through a series of short presentations and small group work, this highly interactive course will introduce basic concepts and principles using a variety of examples relating to theory. After completing the course, participants will have acquired a framework for understanding and application of essential concepts and principles for research in medical education. Within six months of completion of the course, participants may choose to submit a short research proposal on a topic of their interest describing the application of concepts and principles covered in the course, leading to award of the RESME Certificate in Medical Education.
RESME Course Schedule
Wednesday 11 January: Attend other Pre-conference Workshops (cost not included)
Thursday 12 January 0830-1730: RESME Pre-conference Session
Friday 13 January: Attend 14th APMEC Conference; lunch meeting with RESME Facilitators
Saturday 14 January: Attend 14th APMEC Conference; lunch meeting with RESME Facilitators; In-conference workshop
RESME Course Faculty
Charlotte Ringsted (Aarhus University, Denmark) (Course Leader)
Albert Scherpbier (Maastricht University, Netherlands)
Elise Paradis (University of Toronto, Canada)
RESME Course Fee: US$ 575
Included in the course fee is:
HOW TO REGISTER FOR ESME OR RESME
Participants should register for either ESME or RESME by selecting the appropriate option on the 14th APMEC registration form. It is not possible to attend more than one course due to scheduling conflicts.
Questions about the Courses
For queries specifically about ESME or RESME course content please contact AMEE:
AMEE, 12 Airlie Place, Dundee DD1 4HJ, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1382 381953; Fax: +44 (0)1382 381987; www.amee.org Email: