Learn about medicine training at Medway NHS Foundation Trust, including acute medicine, cardiology, elderly care, endocrinology & diabetes, gastroenterology, haematology, respiratory and rheumatology.
Though there are multiple departments within Medicine, each providing their own induction and medical training programme, we pride ourselves in getting together and learning from the wider medical community. This is supported by the RCP College Tutor Team, consisting of the RCP College Tutor, two Associate College Tutors, a Simulation Lead and an MTI lead along with fantastic administrative team.
There is the weekly Physician Grand Round each Wednesday at lunch time that all are welcome to attend. In addition, we provide Acute Medicine teaching on Mondays and IMT teaching on Wednesday afternoons.
Each postgraduate doctor will have a named clinical and educational supervisor to support their training needs. Furthermore we have a Trainee in Action Group which is supported by postgraduate doctor representatives who feed into the Medicine Local Faculty Group Meeting where the postgraduate doctor experience is front and centre of everything we do.
Dr Lisa Vincent-Smith Medicine College Tutor
“Medical Education is at the heart of life at Medway Maritime Hospital.”
FacultyFaculty ensure that a safe learning environment is maintained for learners and encourages self-reflection on learning Faculty engage in continuing professional development with regular evaluation of performance by both learner and fellow faculty Faculty are competent in the process of debriefing
ActivitySimulation-based education programmes are developed in alignment with formal curriculum Mapping or learning/training needs The patient perspective is considered and demonstrated within educational planning A faculty member with expertise in SBE oversees the simulation programme Design and ensures that it is regularly peer reviewed via feedback, kept up to date and relevant to the clinical needs and mapped curriculum Regular evaluation of programmes and faculty is undertaken to ensure that Content and relevance is maintained.
AssessmentThe assessment is based on the intended learning outcomes of the exercise, with clarity regarding the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be evaluated and is appropriately tailored to the professional Curricula to be evaluated. Psychological safety of the learner is considered and appropriately supported Faculty have a responsibility for patient safety and to raise concerns regarding learner Performance within educational settings.
In Situ Simulation (ISS)Every ISS exercise has clearly defined learning objectives that achieve individual, team, unit level and/or organisational competencies Local processes and procedures are carefully reviewed to deliver ISS activity authentically Faculty delivering the ISS activity are proficient in SBE and have the required expertise on a given Topic.
ResourcesA variety of simulation based modalities, including simulated patients, is incorporated into simulation based programmes to create appropriate realism of the learning environment and achieve the objectives of the session being taught The facility has a clear strategic plan which addresses wider organisational and stakeholders’ Needs A designated individual oversees the strategic delivery of SBE programmes and ensures that appropriate maintenance of simulation equipment is undertaken
Management, Leadership & Development"A designated lead (Dr Manisha Shah) with organisational influence and accountability manages the simulation activity There is a clear vision and mission statement to demonstrate aims and objectives of the facility There is a clear alignment to the wider organisational and stakeholders’ needs, Acting as a quality and risk management resource for organisations to help achieve the goals
IMT Curriculum - June 2019
The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board has produced a Rough Guide to Internal Medicine Training (left), featuring guidance for training programme directors, supervisors and postgraduate doctors. It also includes the IMT Stage 1 ARCP Decision Aid.
For more information visit the JRCPTB website.