In September, Meducate Academy saw a surge in activity, notably due to our successful partnership with Cliniskills and participation in The Pharmacy Show. Out Associate Clinical Educators focused on teaching ENT and cardiovascular examinations to community pharmacists and worked with undergraduates at the University of Birmingham. Upcoming events include workshops at The Pharmacy Show, a collaborative book project, and training at Wolverhampton University.
As September unfolded, it brought with it an unexpected surge of activity at Meducate Academy. This bustling month was driven by the unique circumstances it presented, with a significant portion of our students either diving into their clinical placements or savouring the last moments of their summer break.
Partnering with Cliniskills
A major contributor to our busy schedule was our thriving partnership with Cliniskills. This collaboration came with a multitude of responsibilities, from booking the right ACEs to meticulously planning our teaching sessions. Each session demanded precision and proficiency, requiring our team to consistently deliver at the highest level.
Our Mission: Equipping Future Healthcare Professionals
Our mission was clear: to equip these students with the skills and knowledge they needed to excel in their roles, particularly in conducting ENT and cardiovascular examinations for community pharmacists. Our students hailed from diverse backgrounds, with varying levels of experience. Some were seasoned professionals seeking a refresher, while others were eager newcomers, offering us a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact.
It was in these foundational lessons that we truly excelled. Witnessing the transformation of students from different walks of life, some with extensive experience and others just starting their journey was an incredibly fulfilling experience. We remained acutely aware of the unique challenges our students faced and the ever-evolving demands of the healthcare industry.
A Commitment to Excellence
As we navigated the intricacies of teaching, it became evident that our commitment to excellence resonated with our students. The dedication of our team, combined with the determination of the students and pharmacists, bore testament to the success of our programs. Together, we ventured into a new era of healthcare education, fully aware of our role in shaping the future of healthcare professionals.
Expanding Horizons: Teaching Beyond Boundaries
Simultaneously, we eagerly anticipated future sessions in Bristol, Slough, and Manchester as the months progressed. These upcoming sessions also offered an opportunity to engage with third-year undergraduate pharmacy students. Their task of rapidly honing consultation and examination skills, as they prepare to become independent prescribers, underscored the importance of our work.
The intensity of our recent sessions was complemented by the joy we derived from working with these ambitious students. The positive feedback we received fueled our enthusiasm for deeper engagements in clinical skills during future meetings.
Showcasing Our Expertise at The Pharmacy Show
As September transitioned into October, we found ourselves preparing for a prominent event – our workshops at The Pharmacy Show hosted at the NEC. This platform allowed us to demonstrate our expertise in teaching concentration skills and clinical skills to the attending delegates. With three one-hour sessions planned each day, we aimed to cater to the specific needs and interests of our audience.
Our workshops, which explore both poor and effective consultations, had previously left a lasting impression at Dudley College, often accompanied by smiles. Mark Reynolds’ playful portrayal of an inept pharmacist added a touch of humour to our educational sessions. For more details about The Pharmacy Show event click here to find out more information and to book your place. We genuinely hope to meet many of you in person to discuss not only these topics but also the book I’m currently co-authoring.
A Collaborative Book Project
Speaking of the book, I’m thrilled to share the exciting news. My colleague, friend, and former student, Teresa Dowsing, has joined me as a co-author. Theresa is lending her expertise to the clinical aspects of our book, which offers behind-the-scenes insights into the OSCE examinations. We believe this addition will significantly benefit students in enhancing their skill sets. See next month’s blog post to read and watch the video of Teresa Dowsing in conversation with Meducate Academy.
Upcoming Training Event at Wolverhampton University
Lastly, on the 21st of October, we have another training event on the horizon. This time, we’ll be providing training for new ACES at Wolverhampton University. It promises to be another enriching experience in our journey of imparting valuable clinical skills and knowledge.
Overcoming Challenges: Looking Forward
Regrettably, our previous event was derailed by an unforeseen railway strike, causing disappointment for both our team and the eager participants. However, we’re approaching this upcoming event with optimism, hoping for smoother logistics and an uninterrupted learning experience.
For this occasion, we’ve designed an intimate setting, ensuring a select group will have the privilege of being instructed by our most seasoned Associate Clinical Educators and a highly qualified clinician who will enrich the learning process. This unique opportunity invites medical role players to enhance their skill sets and expand their portfolios.
If you’re a medical role player eager to bolster your experience and broaden your horizons, we warmly invite you to get in touch with us and secure your spot on the course. Learning can work up an appetite, so rest assured, we have you covered. Participants will be treated to complimentary lunch and refreshments throughout the day, ensuring not only a day of education but also a delightful culinary experience. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to grow your skills while enjoying a nourishing meal in a supportive learning environment.
If you’re a Clinical Lead and wish to discuss working with Meducate Academy Ltd., we would love to give you a demonstration and a workshop at your institution.
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