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Description - Medical Education and Training by Yvonne Carter

The field of medical education and training has undergone dramatic changes within the past few years, and continues to evolve. Modernising Medical Careers, changes in the statutory role of the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board, and the Good Doctors, Safer Patients report from Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer, are just some of the factors affecting the way doctors are now learning. In this book, Yvonne Carter and Neil Jackson, experienced medical educators of both undergraduates and postgraduates who have demonstrated a long standing commitment to multi-professional education and training, bring together a prestigious team of contributors with a wide variety of experience across diverse academic, service and lay backgrounds, to provide a comprehensive, up to date review of medical education and training. With the demands on young doctors increasing, along with higher patient expectations, the need for ongoing education and training within the medical profession has never been higher. This book offers theoretical and practical guidance for those planning, delivering, and receiving education and training in ever-changing healthcare environments. Themes covered include assessment, professionalism and medical regulation, educational standards, patients' expectations, Continuing Professional Development, leadership and management, the European Working Time Directive, Fitness to Practice, interprofessional learning, the development of the NHS workforce, equality and diversity, and ethical and legal issues. Medical education needs to be a lifelong process, and this book integrates both undergraduate and postgraduate issues throughout, to encourage continued learning. This book will help ensure that future generations of doctors are trained to meet the changing needs of our population.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199234219
ISBN-10: 0199234213
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Yvonne Carter

Professor Yvonne Carter was appointed as Dean of Warwick Medical School in October 2004, following her role as Vice-Dean of Leicester Warwick Medical Schools. In August 2007 she became a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick with responsibility for regional engagement. She was an academic GP and Honorary Consultant in Primary Care at Coventry Teaching PCT and a Non-Executive Director at the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. She was Chair of the new Comprehensive Local Research Network for West Midlands (South). She developed a research track record in health services research and the evaluation of new models of service delivery. In 2000 Yvonne received an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to health service research. In 2004 she received an Honorary Fellowship from Queen Mary, University of London for services to general practice and primary care. In 2006 Yvonne also won the CBI's First Woman of Science Award. Professor Neil Jackson first entered general practice in 1974 and worked for 25 years as a full-time Principal in a semi-rural practice in Epping Forest until retiring from clinical practice in 1999. During this time he developed an interest in postgraduate medical education and training and is a former GP Trainer, Course Organiser and Associate Regional Advisor in General Practice. In 1995 he was appointed Postgraduate Dean for General Practice in the North Thames Deanery and has continued in this role in the London Deanery since 2001. He is also Honorary Professor of Medical Education at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a former MRCGP Examiner. For the past several years he has worked as Visiting Family Medicine and Primary Care Consultant in countries of the former Russian Federation, including Georgia and Uzbekistan and more recently Japan and Poland. He is currently a Leader Visitor for PMETB and has recently been appointed as a PMETB Partner.

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