New Initiative Leads the Way for Medical Education
University of Leicester has won Fund for the Development of Teaching &
Learning funding from the Higher Education Funding Council amounting to £1/4
million for a medical education project led by the Leicester Medical School in
partnership with Imperial College London, University of Leeds and University College
Tomorrow’s Leaders in Health & Social Care Education
is an initiative that will improve the management of health and social care
education by identifying future leaders and providing personal development
programmes for them.
comes at a time of great changes in health education, following the NHS
Plan and Health Service for all the
Talents, requiring a hugely expanded workforce and different working
methods. Health and social care educators
are facing increased student numbers and new inter-professional ways of
educating and working, with emphasis on retention and widening access.
meet these challenges, the project is led by senior healthcare education
managers with long experience of change management.
leader, Professor Stewart Petersen was directly involved with the introduction
of a new curriculum for Leicester medical students in response to Tomorrow’s
Doctors in 1993. He subsequently
designed and set in place the first UK 'fast track' course for graduates and
established medical education at the University of Warwick, part of the
Leicester Warwick Medical Schools – commended by the Education Committee of
University of Leicester will provide senior managers, administrative support and
facilities for the project team, who will also have access to expertise within
the University’s Education Management Unit, the Faculty of Education and the
Management Centre. The Leicester School
of Social Work is also participating in the project.
Professor Petersen commented: “The problem is that many current leaders are close to
retirement, and succession planning has been limited. This is an exciting project to ensure that the knowledge and
expertise of today’s leaders in medical education can be built on as a new
generation of leaders emerges.”
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Further information is available from Professor Stewart Petersen, Head of
Medical Education and project leader for Developing
Tomorrow’s Leaders in Health and Social Care Education, tel 0116 252 2946,
fax 0116 223 1585, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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