AMEE 2017

The AMEE conference, which is an International Medical Education conference held annually was attended by almost four thousand people and held in Helsinki, Finland this August. Three members of the Medical Education research team attended and presented their research at the conference.

I was there to present work on ‘identified factors that either facilitate or hinder medical specialties progressing through their annual review of competence of progression (ARCP’s)’. The findings of which have been informing Health Education England’s national ARCP review.

My colleague Prof Jan Illing presented a Department of Health funded study on ‘Evidence for assuring the continuing fitness to practise of Health and Care Professions Council registrants, based on its Continuing Professional Development’ and my colleague Dr Amelia Kehoe presented work on ‘Exploring how interventions support the successful transition of overseas doctors to the NHS’.

The conference was a good mixture of plenaries, workshops, parallel and poster sessions on current topics of interest and debate in medical education from around the world. It also lent itself to good opportunities for networking with colleagues from the UK and further afield.

For more information download the conference programme.

Charlotte Rothwell, School of Medical Education



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