December 2012 | ISSUE 3
A Progress Update from the London Office

By Paul Ratcliffe

Whilst the London Office is in full swing working on the development of the Team Based Learning resources there was still time recently to extend a warm welcome back to Dr Tanya Tierney, Assistant Professor Dinesh Kumar and Assistant Professor Teck Yee Wong who visited the London Office following their visit to the St Georges Advanced Assessment Course.

They attended the course along with Dr James Stratford-Martin, Senior Curriculum Development Fellow, and had a series of seminars on a variety of assessment matters, including: assessment of professionalism; workplace based assessment; Angoff and Ebel standard setting methods; psychometrics, and design and analysis of practical clinical examinations. Following the course our visitors met with Professor Sue Smith, Erika McGovern and Hannah Pietruszewska from the Examinations Team in the Faculty of Medicine and the Curriculum Development Team here in the London Office to consolidate their experiences and continue with the further development and implementation of the assessment strategy for LKCMedicine.

We also welcomed Professor Debra Humphris, Imperial’s new Pro-Rector (Education), who made time in her first month at Imperial to visit the London Office. I was pleased to be able to present to her the vision of LKCMedicine and provide her with a progress update to demonstrate the substantial progress made in all areas as we head towards August 2013. Professor Humphris is looking forward to visiting LKCMedicine in the near future in order to see the School first-hand.

I am pleased to announce the appointments of two Clinical Education Fellows to the London Office – Dr Jaita Mukherjee leaves her post as a Specialist Trainee in Rheumatology to join the team in January 2013; and Dr Georgina Morris leaves Hull York Medical School to join the team in March 2013. Drs Mukherjee and Morris both have substantial experience in medical education and will be involved with the detailed development of Phase 2 of the LKCMedicine curriculum.