Present and Remote: Providing Virtual Support to Medical Students

29 October 2020 - 29 October 2020
Present and Remote: Providing Virtual Support to Medical Students

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ASMEBITESIZE: Present and Remote: Providing Virtual Support to Medical Students
Thursday 29th October 2020, 1pm

Medical educators face ongoing challenges developing and establishing relationships with existing and new students.

This live interactive session with Dr Jayne Garner and Ed Horowicz from Edge Hill University, featured a presentation on their experiences of providing student support remotely in response to the current situation. They discussed additional issues and stresses virtual learning could create for students, and how we can promote student support and fulfil duty of care. The session was hosted by Dr Kevin Brandom, ASME TEL Special Interest Group interim chair. 

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Please click here to access the presentation slides from the session

ASME has a special interest group to bring together medical educators interested in student support, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested


Dr Jayne Garner - Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University

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Jayne is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at Edge Hill University. She leads the Medical School Student Support system, training and allocating Personal Academic Tutors and liaising with the University Wellbeing and Inclusion Teams. Jayne runs the Widening Access to Medicine (WAM) programme and coordinates outreach and related provision. She teaches across Professionalism themes on the MBChB programme, co-leads the Personal Professional Development module of the MSc Physician Associate Studies programme and teaches Study Skills to Foundation Year for Medicine students. Jayne was awarded her PhD in Medical Education by the University of Liverpool and has extensive experience of teaching and research, particularly relating to leadership, professional behaviour and student wellbeing.

Ed Horowicz - Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University

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Ed is a registered nurse and senior lecturer in healthcare law and ethics in the School of Medicine at Edge Hill University. Ed leads on the Legal Responsibilities and Professional and Ethical Responsibilities themes within the MBChB programme. Ed also co-leads the ethical and legal modules for the MSc Physician Associate Studies programme, the Advanced Practice programmes and teaches healthcare law and ethics across the wider faculty. Ed is the Health, Wellbeing and Conduct Lead and the Disability Lead for the Medical School and has experience of supporting students across professional undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Ed is involved with supporting students who have complex issues and needs during their studies, including those who require support in developing their professionalism following concerns raised.

Ed obtained a first-class law degree and subsequently gained a Master of Law and Bioethics degree with distinction from the university of Manchester. It was during his master’s degree that his research interest focussed towards ethical and legal issues that affect children and young people in making healthcare decisions. Ed focuses on decisions relating to sex and gender identity within healthcare and is currently undertaking a PhD exploring the relationship between medicine and children with a sex or gender variant diagnosis, at the University of Manchester. Ed has published on the deprivation of liberty in children, genital surgery in intersex infants, transgender children and surgery and most recently clinical classification of gender and sex variance. Ed also runs children's research groups and has been involved in several projects aiming to improve children's hospital experiences.

Dr Kevin Brandom, ASME TEL Special Interest Interim Chair 

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Kevin is a senior member of the College of Medicine and Health's academic teaching faculty. He is involved in many aspects of the medical (BMBS) and science (BSc Medical Sciences) undergraduate programmes at the University of Exeter.  He is the college Director of Assessment and Senior Academic Misconduct Officer.

Kevin has a background in pharmacology and supports teaching on this topic in the BMBS and Medical sciences programmes. 

In addition to his undergraduate teaching, Kevin also contributes to the teaching on our Master of Clinical Education programme. Leading a module "Teaching in a Digital World" and supporting the teaching on the "Assessing Learning" module. 

Kevin is currently invited faculty at the Harvard Macy institute where he contributed to the course, Healthcare Educators 2.0: Transforming your teaching for the Digital Age. 

He Joined the Medical school in 2007 having previously worked at the University of Bristol.