Research symposium hits the mark

In August 2018, over 80 clinical educators and researchers attended the DME’s inaugural health professions’ research symposium evening at University House, the University of Melbourne.

DME Research Symposium

The Department of Medical Education (DME), held its first departmental research symposium titled, Health professions’ education: Research, scholarship and engagement. The research focussed largely on the medical education context of health professions’ education, but it was not exclusive to that context, with the symposium being attended by faculty from physiotherapy, audiology, optometry and nursing as well as from a range of medical specialties. The scholarship component of the symposium reflected the scholarship of teaching and there were many alumni from the DME’s Excellence in Clinical Teaching (EXCITE) program in attendance. The engagement component reflected engagement and collaboration with our hospital partners, and researchers at Deakin and Monash universities.

The program included six presentations covering assessment and feedback for learning, education in clinical settings, and preparing learners for professional practice and practice. The symposium program is available online.