Undergraduate Teaching Opportunities
Teaching opportunities in Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention
The LMAP modules span first and second year of Imperial’s six-year undergraduate medicine programme. Since the inception of these two new modules, we have cultivated a teaching network of clinicians who deliver small group teaching sessions on a flexible, voluntary basis. Our volunteers range from foundation year doctors through to senior registrars. Due to the breadth of application of lifestyle medicine, we attract a wide range of specialties including emergency medicine, acute medicine, general practice, public health and psychiatry.
Our teaching network is invaluable and we extend our many thanks to:
Dr Liban Ahmed, Dr Ayia Al-Asadi, Dr Hannah Barton, Dr Siobhan Carver, Dr Lakshmi Chandrasekaran, Dr Tatiana Christmas, Dr Samantha Davie, Dr Abigail Foster, Dr Phoebe Gallagher, Dr Mandeep Hoonjan, Dr Roshni Janarthanan, Dr Alisha Khanna, Dr Alexander Kjlai, Dr Meera Kumar, Katrina McLarty, Dr Samantha Meiring, Dr James Moore, Dr Michael Movsesyan, Dr Annalan Navaratnam, Dr Chloe Roberts, Dr Chetna Sharma, Dr Harmandeep Shetra, Dr Florence Wedmore, Dr Harumi Quezada Yamamoto, and Dr Louise Whitton.
What does the role involve?
Volunteers can facilitate or lead small group lessons. There are between 12 and 30 students per small group. Volunteers are encouraged to attend briefing sessions as this offers an opportunity to meet the team and clarify any queries regarding the upcoming lesson. Volunteers are not expected to provide support or information beyond the scope of the teaching materials, but are strongly encouraged to talk about their own personal experiences and recent clinical interactions.
What do we offer?
We offer flexible teaching opportunities that provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) for clinicians through:
- Shadowing opportunities prior to delivering teaching sessions
- Provision of teaching materials and a 60-minute structured briefing session
- Opportunities to lead 60-minute face-to-face teaching sessions with students
- Technical support for online classes via Zoom
- Teaching certificate as evidence of CPD
Where possible, we also offer peer review, observation and feedback.
We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our volunteer tutors since their involvement with LMAP. They have reported an increased confidence in applying lifestyle medicine skills within their clinical practice and felt that they were able to effectively develop their teaching and leadership skills.
‘‘Talking about these issues and seeing them reflected in formal teaching gives me hope for change in the profession’’ - Teaching network volunteer
Who are we looking for?
We welcome clinicians of any training grade or specialty to get in touch. If you would like to join the Imperial College School of Medicine LMAP clinician teaching network, please complete the form below. We will contact you via the email address you have shared on this form to provide further information about teaching opportunities for the upcoming term.