August 2014 | ISSUE 13
Reinforcing LKCMedicine’s collaborative approach at the Phase One Away Day

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By Dr Georgina Morris,
Immediate Past Curriculum Development Lead

It was wonderful to see so many colleagues in Singapore at the Phase One Away Day on 25 June. The event was an opportunity for those involved thus far to discuss their lessons learned now that the first year is complete. It also provided background about LKCMedicine and its curriculum for new members of faculty.

In the morning, senior representatives from both London and Singapore gave a series of presentations, emphasising the collaborative nature of the project. Break-out workshops in the afternoon provided forums for faculty to undertake further discussion related to Year One and Year Two with a view to building on the excellent foundations already established and further improve the curriculum and its delivery.

In addition to the Away Day, myself and colleagues from the London office were able to meet with a number of faculty representatives to discuss areas such as assessment, finalisation of curriculum material for Year Two and planning for Phase Two. Quality Assurance was a particular focus of our visit, and Dr Eleanor Sheppard and Mr Paul Ratcliffe met with LKCMedicine and Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s (TTSH) Institute of Infectious Diseases & Epidemiology (IIDE) joined forces to train healthcare professionals to prepare, manage and contain an infectious disease outbreak. The five-day course, held for the first time from 23 to 27 June, attracted 24 participants from Singapore and overseas. the academic affairs, academic quality and course evaluation teams to discuss quality assurance processes.

As was announced at the Away Day, I will sadly be leaving the London Office in August, having worked on the project for 18 months, to take up a full-time clinical position. I have really enjoyed working with everyone and feel very proud to have contributed to the development of a future leading medical education institution. Dr James Stratford-Martin has taken over as Curriculum Development Lead, assisted by Dr Anna Romito as Deputy Curriculum Development Lead.

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The London and Singapore curriculum teams getting together at the Phase One Away Day