Summer School in Clinical Education (ESSCE) 2024

Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education returns in August 2024

The Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education: come together with clinical educators from around the world for interactive, practical and theoretical sessions.

Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education 

The Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education (ESSCE) returns in August 2024, in a 4 day format.

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Monday 12 August – Introduction to teaching and learning 

09:00 – 09:30 

Registration and welcome 

09:30 – 10:15 

Overview and Introductions and Ice Breaker 

10:15 – 12:15 

Getting to know yourself as an educator 

13:15 – 16:30 

Who are your learners? 

18:30 -  

Drinks (18:30) Dinner (19:00) 


Tuesday 13 August - Clinical teaching & supervision 

09:00 – 12:15 

Designing Interactive Teaching experiences 

13:15 – 16:30 

Introduction to Simulation 


Wednesday 14 August - Assessment 

09:00 – 12:15  

Writing and evaluating questions and exams 

13:15 – 16:30 

Principles and practice of good assessments 


Thursday 15  August - Designing and evaluating courses 

09:00 – 12:15 

Designing and Evaluating Courses 

13:15 – 16:30 

Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) 


Are you enthusiastic about helping clinical students learn? Do you see yourself leading quality improvements in education, for the benefit of students and patient care? This course is for qualified clinicians and clinical educators looking to improve their educational knowledge and skills.

The Edinburgh Summer School is packed with workshops to develop your skills around teaching, learning and assessment - and enough theory to give you the tools and the confidence to lead change, evaluate developments and ensure excellence in your future practice.

The social programme includes a Course Dinner and in the evenings you may wish to explore the potpourri of events in the internationally famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

See sessions and tutors for an outline programme. Further information is also available via the menu.

Thanks to the very well prepared programme of the Summer School and unusually experienced medical teachers and educationalists who tutored the sessions we could learn much more than we had expected. We had great opportunities to develop our personal teaching skills, discuss our points of view with colleagues from many medical universities from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and Australia.

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