medical students

Researching clinical education

MERU supports our clinicians and teaching fellows across our affiliated clinical teaching sites develop their educational research skills and academic scholastic practice. Our research in this area aims to enhance preparedness for practice and the clinical learning experience of our students.

We have made a direct contribution to clinical learning, by creating and delivering an AoME-accredited educational programme offered to all our clinical teaching fellows enabling them to enhance their teaching and educational research practice, to their benefit and that of our students.

Awards, grants and prizes

  • ASME/GMC Excellent Medical Education Awards 2019, winner undergraduate category 2019
  • Silver medal for best oral presentation at Transform MedEd Conference, Singapore 2018
  • Winner of the Education Prize at the Society for Academic Primary Care Conference, Oxford 2015
  • Winner of the Best Short Presentation Prize at the International Skills Conference, Prato 2013

Research outputs

  • Vassie, C., O. Mulki, A. Chu, and S. F. Smith. “A Practical Guide to Fostering Teaching Excellence in Clinical Education: Experience from the UK.” Clin Teach 18, no. 1 (Feb 2021): 8-13. 

  • Lee, A., D. Abdulhussein, M. Fallaha, O. Buckeldee, R. Morrice, and K. Leedham-Green. “Whole Consultation Simulation in Undergraduate Surgical Education: A Breast Clinic Case Study.” BMC Medical Education (preprint/ 2021).  

  • Horner, P., D. Hunukumbure, J. Fox, and K. Leedham-Green. “Outpatient Learning Perspectives at a Uk Hospital.” Clin Teach 17, no. 6 (Dec 2020): 680-87. 

  • Fung, C. Y., Z. M. Tan, A. Savage, M. Rahim, F. Osman, M. Adnan, E. Peleva, and A. H. Sam. “Undergraduate Exposure to Patient Presentations on the Acute Medical Placement: A Prospective Study in a London Teaching Hospital.” BMJ Open 10, no. 11 (Nov 26 2020): e040575. 

  • Burridge, S., T. Shanmugalingam, F. Nawrozzadeh, K. Leedham-Green, and A. Sharif. “A Qualitative Analysis of Junior Doctors’ Journeys to Preparedness in Acute Care.” BMC Med Educ 20, no. 1 (Jan 13 2020): 12. 

  • Leedham-Green, Kathleen, Ann Wylie, Aikaterini Ageridou, Alec Knight, and Emmanouil Smyrnakis. “Brief Intervention for Obesity in Primary Care: How Does Student Learning Translate to the Clinical Context?”. MedEdPublish 8, no. 1 (2019): 16. 

  • Sonesson, L., K. Boffard, L. Lundberg, M. Rydmark, and K. Karlgren. “Decision-Making in Management of the Complex Trauma Patient: Changing the Mindset of the Non-Trauma Surgeon.” [In eng]. World J Surg 42, no. 8 (Aug 2018): 2392-97. 

  • Horsburgh, J., and K. Ippolito. “A Skill to Be Worked At: Using Social Learning Theory to Explore the Process of Learning from Role Models in Clinical Settings.” BMC Med Educ 18, no. 1 (Jul 3 2018): 156. 

  • Vassie, C., and S. F. Smith. “Empowering Junior Doctors to Maximise Medical Student Learning in the Clinical Setting.” [In eng]. Med Educ 51, no. 10 (Oct 2017): 1088. 

  • Sonesson, L., K. Boffard, L. Lundberg, M. Rydmark, and K. Karlgren. “The Challenges of Military Medical Education and Training for Physicians and Nurses in the Nordic Countries - an Interview Study.” [In eng]. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 25, no. 1 (Apr 11 2017): 38. 

  • Leedham-Green, K. E., R. Pound, and A. Wylie. “Enabling Tomorrow’s Doctors to Address Obesity in a Gp Consultation: An Action Research Project.” Educ Prim Care 27, no. 6 (Nov 2016): 455-61. 

MERU supported/funded research from within the faculty 

  • Misquita, L., L. Millar, and B. Bartholomew. “Simulated on-Call: Time Well Spent.” Clin Teach 17, no. 6 (Dec 2020): 629-37. 

  • Weldon, S. M., T. Korkiakangas, J. Bezemer, and R. Kneebone. "Music and Communication in the Operating Theatre." J Adv Nurs 71, no. 12 (Dec 2015): 2763-74. 

  • KorkiakangasTerhi, Sharon-Marie Weldon, Jeff Bezemer, and Roger Kneebone. "Video-Supported Simulation for Interactions In the Operating Theatre (Visiot)." Clinical Simulation in Nursing 11, no. 4 (2015/04/01/ 2015): 203-07.