June 2014 | ISSUE 12
Health Education England Chief Executive visits LKCMedicine

On 28 May 2014, Health Education England Chief Executive Professor Ian Cumming OBE visited LKCMedicine. Welcomed by Executive Vice-Dean for Administration Professor Lionel Lee, the LKCMedicine team gave an overview of the School’s innovative curriculum and its paperless, mobile pedagogy through presentations by Vice-Dean for Clinical Affairs Associate Professor Pang Weng Sun, E-Learning & IT Services Director Paul Gagnon and Deputy Director & Head, Educational Development & TBL Facilitation Dr Preman Rajalingam.

From left to right: Prof Cumming hearing from the LKCMedicine team about the School's pedagogy, before observing a medical humanities teaching session

From left to right: Mr Chan talks Prof Cumming through the campus developments; Prof Cumming admiring the first-edition medical books displayed at the School's Medical Library

Having heard about our pedagogy, Prof Cumming then got a glimpse of it in action, observing a medical humanities teaching session with Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities Harry Wu and Assistant Dean for Clinical Communication Training & Student Welfare Dr Tanya Tierney.

Completing the picture of medical education, Prof Pang shared more about the residency programme. Prof Cumming also took the opportunity to introduce Health Education England to LKCMedicine. This was followed by a lively discussion about how to encourage doctors to train in specialties to meet the healthcare needs of the population and the role of undergraduate medical education in that. The visit was rounded off with a tour of the campus and an exchange of mementos to mark the visit.

From left to right: Mr Gagnon, Assistant Dean for Assessment & Medical Education Research Assoc Prof Katharine Boursicot, Prof Lee, Prof Cumming, Assoc Prof Pang, Assistant Dean for Course Evaluation Dr Sandra Kemp, Dr Rajalingam and Deputy Director & Head of Technology in Medical Education & Innovation in Simulation Dr Jason Maroothynaden