PEdSIG at the RCPCH Spring Meeting 2014

The annual PEdSIG Spring Meeting took place at the RCPCH Conference at Birmingham’s NEC on April 9th 2014. The session was extremely well attended by many educational enthusiasts.

This year’s theme was “From curriculum to syllabus, teaching from a script or teaching outside the box?”. The session was chaired expertly by Jennifer Ho, outgoing PEdSIG medical student rep and Dr Danielle Freiburger (F2) from Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

The guest speaker Dr Deborah Gill led an interesting discussion around “curriculum” and what it actually means to us leading to some healthy discussion amongst those present.

There were 7 trainee/medical student presentations on a number of topics ranging from Mentoring for Paediatricians to the Postgraduate Certificate in Child Health, a novel way of covering the RCPCH curriculum in Scotland.

Layla Brokenbrow, Education Project Manager from the RCPCH led an interactive workshop on E-learning. Watch this space as some of your ideas may soon become reality!

As usual there was a prize for the best oral presentations on the day. This went to Drs Jill Spencer, Emma Weldon and Alex Battersby with their novel umbilical vessel cake! The CAKE (Cake Aids Knowledge Experience) Study showed us all a novel way of learning UVC insertion with the aid of cake and liqourice! (see the image library for the CAKE model). 

The medical student prize went to Ms Stephanie Connaire and her presentation on the Multidisciplinary Paediatric Society for undergraduates. A great idea which allows the working together of students from all disciplines, sharing knowledge and learning.

There were many great posters on display from trainees all over the country.


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