Summer School in Clinical Education (ESSCE)

Sessions and tutors

Information about the sessions available and tutors.

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Summer School 2020 now cancelled


We have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education. If you have paid, you have the option to be refunded in full or to carry your payment over to next year. If you have registered, your place will be kept for ESSCE 2021. We hope that you stay safe and well and that we can see you in 2021. Please feel free to contact us via for more information.



Monday 10th August

  • The teacher and the learner
  • Clinical teaching

Tuesday 11th August

  • Lecturing
  • Interactive teaching methods

Wednesday 12th August

  • Writing and evaluating questions and exams
  • Principles and practice of good assessments

Thursday 13th August

  • Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE)
  • Workplace based assessment  
  • Summer School annual dinner

Friday 14th August

  • Psychological approaches to supervision
  • Designing and evaluating courses

Very inspirational, I’m now hunting the hospital for people to teach stuff to! Really useful to have such a diverse group and to hear the different ways people have incorporated medical education into their careers.

Recent Summer School participant


  • Professor Simon Maxwell
  • Mr Keith Wylde
  • Dr Tim Fawns
  • Mr Ian Lee
  • Dr Dave Hope
  • Dr Maia Forrester
  • Dr Fiona Crichton
  • Mr Bryan Allan
  • Dr Derek Jones
  • Ms Avril Dewar
  • Dr Alan Jaap
  • Dr Mark Grubb
  • Dr Simon Riley
  • Dr Donald Thomson
  • Dr Rob Waller
  • Dr Ion Wyness

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