SMS success at the International Association for Medical Education (AMEE) Conference in Vienna, 29 - 31 August 2011
Dr Deborah O’Mara‘s poster A cluster analysis of medical student characteristics and practice intentions was selected in the top 10 for the AMEE 2010 Medical Teacher Poster Prize. The poster presentation was a summary of a project conducted through the Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand Medical Schools Outcomes database and Longitudinal Tracking (MSOD) Project and included a steering committee with input from Y S Bin, L Klein, M Day, S Dunn, C Roberts, I Rothnie and D Tiller.
There were more than 700 poster presentations at the 2011 AMEE Conference. A Committee of conference participants including teachers and students selected the finalists in the Poster Prize.
Elizabeth Cochran-Ward received a Patel Award for Curriculum and Planning for her presentation To Teach or not to Teach. Factors that motivate and constrain Australian Emergency Medicine Physicians to teach medical students. Other contributors to this student initiated research project were L Bassett and J Kwan of Westmead Clinical School, and L Klein and K Garlan (OME Evaluation Unit). Elizabeth completed her
MBBS (Hons) from the SMP in early 2011.
There were over 400 short communication presentations at the conference. The Patil prize is given in four areas and based on nominations from conference participants for merit recognition.
Other presentation from SMP staff included the following:
- Annette Burgess Evaluation of Peer Assessment in Long Case Clinical Presentations, based on her PhD work. Other contributors were K Black, C Roberts, R Chapman and C Mellis.
- Karen Garlan Reflection under inspection: Analysis of learning during elective terms - a mixed methods approach, based on her PhD work.
- Linda Klein Does early research experience make a difference? Impact of undergraduate research experience on subsequent choice of further research. Other contributors J Elliot, D Handelsman, H Jeffery, K Garlan, M van der Hoeven.
Dr Deborah O'Mara