The purpose of the Early Learning in Medicine (ELM) newsletter is to provide information for all those involved in the development and delivery of the Medical Curriculum for second and third year and also for those interested in hearing about the changes that are occurring here at Otago. Contributions are welcome.
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ELM Review 2013
A review of the ELM programme is being carried out early in 2013 and the University Quality Advancement Unit will be assisting with the review to provide a strategic view of where the programme aims to be in five years time. The self-review document is currently being produced, with input sought from all those who contribute to the ELM programme. The meeting of the external review panel will take place in March 2013. Any changes to ELM as a result of the recommendations from the review panel, will not be implemented until 2014.
A workshop for ELM staff and student representatives was held on 19 November to discuss the various themes of the ELM programme to be addressed, with the aim of finalising the self-review document. Further information about the ELM Review can be obtained from Karin Warnaar (Faculty Project Officer). email: email@example.com
Sayers building offices officially opened
The Faculty of Medicine was pleased to have the administrative offices officially opened recently after being extensively upgraded progressively over the past 18 months. To acknowledge the work of the previous Dean of Medicine and Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof Don Roberton and the inaugural Convenor of the ELM Integrated Cases programme, Dr. Gayle Roberton, the offices have been named the “Roberton Faculty of Medicine Offices”. The ground floor now comprises the Faculty of Medicine; Dean’s and management offices, Faculty Education Unit, OSMS academic and administrative offices as well as the ELM offices for Convenors, Faculty tutors and some ELM administrative staff.
Previous Dean’s portrait unveiled
Professor Don Roberton, Dean of Medicine and Pro- Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences from 2007-2011, attended the unveiling of his portrait at a function held in his honour in the Hunter Centre. The portrait has been installed in the Barnett Lecture theatre along with those of previous Deans of the Medical School.
Lifestyle Day – 31 May 2012
The Faculty of Medicine, Healthcare in the Community (HIC) Programme Module in conjunction with the Department of Human Nutrition, Sport Otago and the Mornington Health Centre held a very successful Health, Dietary & Lifestyle Day in May, in the Sidey Hall, Caversham – South Dunedin. This is the third year that the ELM Healthcare in the Community (HIC) and Clinical Skills Programme modules have organised this event. Students from ELM Year 3 carried out health checks under supervision and postgraduate dietetic students offered free diet assessment for the general public. Kimberley Nielsen, the HIC Administrator for Year 3 reported that the day was very well attended and plans are already under way for the 2013 Health and Life style day, with the new stadium complex being a possible venue. It is hoped that more patient interviews and other activities will further enhance this learning opportunity for our ELM students. Thanks also to the support from the willing volunteers on the day.
Friends of the Medical School function
The large group of local Dunedin residents who volunteer to have students meet with them as part of the HIC programme and other learning opportunities were thanked recently by way of an afternoon tea. Over 250 people met in the Hunter Centre Atrium and were able to view exhibits of student posters, meet with staff and examine the skills tutorial rooms. Professor Helen Nicholson and others thanked the group, who provide an excellent experience for our doctors in training to practise their communication skills and to hear about real life medical experiences. The President of OUMSA, Mike Fleete also thanked the Friends for their time and input into our students’ medical education.
Tutor symposium planning for 2013
The Faculty Education Unit is planning a repeat of the successful 2012 ELM tutor symposium, with a range of speakers and workshops aimed at supporting the large number of tutors in the ELM programme. The symposium will take place during the orientation week prior to the start of teaching in semester one: Thursday 14th and repeated on Friday 15th February 2013. For further details contact Dr. Tony Barrett – ELM Medical Education Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
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