Mission

We are a group of committed education professionals, with diverse backgrounds and many different interests, but all involved in teaching and learning on taught postgraduate programmes for clinicians.

Through our online discussion forum and at least two group meetings each year, we will explore common issues associated with our work, identify potential areas for collaboration and support each other as an evolving community of practice.

Aim

The central aim of our SIG is to share our combined knowledge, experience and skills and, in doing so, raise the profile of postgraduate teaching in clinical education.

The PGTP SIG targets those involved in postgraduate medical education. Specifically those involved in developing and running PGT programmes in medical and clinical education. This is a diverse group, often not medically qualified with non-traditional academic career trajectories. The group are generally experienced teachers with good pedagogical understanding.

ASME’s Vision:

"To work collaboratively with educators, learners, researchers and policy makers to promote scholarship and excellence in medical education to meet the changing needs of the future healthcare workforce."

PGTP addresses this vision in 2 ways:

  1.    By fostering an academic community and allowing sharing of good practice
  2.    Offering a forum for potential research collaboration

Vision

  • To initiate dialogue and share good practice in curriculum development, delivery and evaluation in taught postgraduate clinical education
  • To explore opportunities for research projects and other collaboration
  • To provide a platform for our own professional development as educators
  • To offer support, guidance and mentoring for each other

History

We have run our first network meeting hosted by Newcastle University, where 14 attended. It was a highly productive meeting and has helped cement the philosophy of our SIG. We also hosted a pop-up event at the ASME ASM where we met with newer members of the SIG and received feedback on how we communicate effectively as a SIG.

How the SIG works

Overview

Name of this SIG?

Post Graduate Taught Programmes.

What is its purpose?

The central aim of our SIG is to share our combined knowledge, experience and skills and, in doing so, raise the profile of postgraduate teaching in clinical education.

This SIG target are those involved in postgraduate medical education. Specifically those involved in developing and running PGT programmes in medical and clinical education. This is a diverse group, often not medically qualified with non-traditional academic career trajectories. The group are generally experienced teachers with good pedagogical understanding.

ASME’s Vision:

"To work collaboratively with educators, learners, researchers and policy makers to promote scholarship and excellence in medical education to meet the changing needs of the future healthcare workforce."

The SIG addresses this vision in 2 ways:

  1.    By fostering an academic community and allowing sharing of good practice
  2.    Offering a forum for potential research collaboration

What events and activities does it organise?

  • Network meetings annually.
  • Pop-up events at conferences
  • Active JISCmail’ group
  • Active Shared OneDrive folder for resources

How many members does it have?

34

Constitution

Who Leads the SIG?

Gill Aitken, Annie Noble-Denny, Jane Rowe.

How is the Lead decided?

On a rotational basis.

How long do they hold this position?

3 years.

How is the SIG organised?

PGTP is organised using a committee structure.

How do I join this SIG?

Log into your individual membership account and update your interest group preferences and email the SIG lead on pgtp@asme.org.uk.

Is there a cap on how many people can join?

No.

 

 

Being a member of this SIG

What can I expect from the SIG if I join?

Collaboration, sharing best practices, addressing challenges of running a PGT programme, meeting like minded individuals.

What will the SIG expect from me if I join?

As above.

Will it cost anything to join this SIG?

No, your ASME membership allows you to join as many SIGs as you wishHow can I become active in the organisation of the SIG?

What do I do if I no longer wish to be a member of this SIG?

Login to your individual membership account and update your interest group preferences, and email the SIG lead on pgtp@asme.org.uk.