Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education
Demand for clinical education programmes has risen in recent years, and the HYMS PGCME is designed to meet this need. The overall aim of the course is to enable you to develop practical capabilities in critical, reflective understanding of learning and teaching in clinical practice. The programme has been designed to allow students to enhance their practical skills in medical education by critically reflecting upon their own activity and by developing their knowledge of the underpinning educational principles.
This course addresses specialist aspects of education such as PBL that are not commonly included in many other PGCME programmes. In addition this PGCME also covers topics found in standard postgraduate teacher training such as teaching with large and small groups, and delivering effective seminars and workshops. The course has been carefully designed to offer a balance between the extremes of distance and face-to-face learning, offering peer and tutor contact without demanding a high degree of attendance at scheduled classes.
The course is delivered by academics and clinicians with a broad range of clinical experience, all of whom have qualifications or significant experience in medical education, and who have either taught or studied on similar programmes themselves.
"I have very much enjoyed participating in the HYMS PGCME. Although it involves a significant amount of study, the blended nature of the course and the flexibility of course tutors makes it relatively easy to fit coursework in around the demands of a busy job. Completing the PGCME has given me greater confidence in my role as an educator, as well as in my clinical and research work."
Dr Georgina Morris
The PGCME is accredited by the Higher Education Academy. This means that all successful candidates are eligible to become Fellows of the Academy through completion of the accredited programme route.
The PGCME is also an approved funded training route for those who intend to become GP trainers in the Yorkshire and Humber deanery.
We hope to welcome you on this exciting programme!
Overview of the HYMS PGCME
The PGCME at HYMS is delivered through 'blended learning', which involves:
- face-to-face study days, including one induction day and a Study Day for each module
- weekly online virtual learning environment (VLE) activities
- online communication with your peers and the programme team
- Meetings with your programme tutor
The programme consists of three modules:
- Learning and teaching
- Assessment and feedback
- Professional practice
By the end of this clinical education programme, you will be able to:
- examine key theories of how adults learn
- apply a range of different teaching and learning methods effectively, including learning technologies, appropriate to the context and to a diverse range of students
- outline the essential links between learning outcomes, the learning process and assessment
- evaluate and select a range of systems of assessment, feedback and evaluation and apply these in an appropriate setting
- practice effectively as an educational supervisor
- understand and effectively apply the underlying principles of reflective practice in teaching and learning, as both a learner and a teacher
Key dates and programme timetable
How to apply
The Hull York Medical School's Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (PGCME) is aimed at those who are involved in providing education within a medical context, whether it is a formal or informal setting. It is expected that applicants hold a degree level qualification or equivalent.
You can either apply online or you can contact Victoria Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01904 321360) for more information.
The link above leads to the University of York's online applications system, which is used for HYMS courses based at both Hull and York. We encourage online applications for all our programmes.