November 2014

Syposium 2014 Feedback Summary

SEFCE are pleased to announce their fifth symposium to be held in the afternoon of Thursday, 20 November 2014.  We are delighted that Dr. David H. Roberts, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), will be delivering the keynote lecture entitled "Reaching and Teaching Millennial Learners".  Dr Roberts is the Director of Faculty Development for the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Roberts is the Associate Director of the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at BIDMC and he co-directs the annual continuing medical education course for medical educators from around the world, entitled Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing your Teaching Skills. Dr. Roberts is also the Associate Director of the Academy at HMS and his areas of investigation in medical education include understanding students' curiosity, critical thinking skills and use of technology in learning. Dr. Roberts has won many teaching awards including "Teacher of the Year" (2005) in the Combined Harvard Program in Pulmonary Medicine, HMS Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2006), the S. Robert Stone Award at BIDMC (2007), and the HMS Award for Best Clinical Instructor at BIDMC (2010)

The programme, in Lecture Theatre A, Chancellor’s Building, University of Edinburgh, Little France, is free to all NHS and University of Edinburgh staff and will take a slightly different format this year.  Following the SEFCE Teaching Awards 2014 and the keynote address. there will be a "Medical Education Question Time" instead of workshops:-

12.30 Lunch (Seminar Room 2)

13.15 Introduction and SEFCE Teaching Awards

13.45 Keynote address by Dr David Roberts

14.45 Questions

15.15 Break

15.30 Medical Education Question Time

17.00 Close

To book a place, please complete the registration form (or student registration form) and return to

If you would like to nominate someone for a SEFCE Teaching Award in one of the following categories:-

Young Clinical Educator of the Year

Clinical Educator of the Year

Clinical Tutor Associate (CTA) of the Year

Personal Tutor of the Year

please use this survey, which will be open from 19 September to 1 November 2014.