Medical Education Fellowships - Alumni Profiles

Lucy Dalton, 2015 Cohort

Current Post: ENT ST8, Aintree University Hospital

Current Educational Responsibilities: STC ENT SpR representative, and faculty on Dundee ST3 interview course

My current career aspirations are to develop my sub specialist interest by means of a post-CCT fellowship in Advanced Otology before securing a consultant post.  Also, to further develop my portfolio as Medical Educator through undertaking an MSc Med Ed Dissertation, and publishing in the medical education literature.  Ultimately, I hope to be involved / help shape medical education locally, regionally and ideally nationally.

I successfully published a project that I undertook during my MEF and am currently collaborating on a further publication relating to the optimisation of teaching and learning in the operating theatre.  The MEF opened a great door into establishing a network of colleagues within the medical education world some of whom I have continued to collaborate with.  The MEF also significantly strengthened my medical education portfolio with regards to future posts I wish to apply for.  Most recently, I have been appointed onto the Royal College of Surgeons' (England) Lady Estelle Wolfson Emerging Leaders Fellowship and the combination of this with the MEF should stand me in good stead for taking on leadership roles within medical education once I am established in a consultant post.

 

Helen Moore, 2015 Cohort

Current Post: Consultant General Paediatrician

Current Educational Responsibilities: I am a clinical and educational supervisor and aim to continue to supervise and teach doctors in training in the coming years

The MEF programme enabled me to develop my teaching skills and adapt them to different situations and gave me a better understanding of the medical education system.  It has inspired me to think about further educational roles in the future once I have settled into my new role as consultant.