Centre for Medical Education
The Centre for Medical Education works to ensure we deliver a world-class undergraduate medical programme through curriculum development, educational research and staff development.
We work in partnership with academic and NHS staff, educational technologists, and administrative colleagues to ensure our undergraduate medical programme meets and goes beyond the standards laid down by the General Medical Council and the Quality Assurance Agency.
The Centre’s principal contributions to this goal are in curriculum development with direct oversight of some elements: faculty development and educational research and evaluation. In addition, the postgraduate Masters in clinical education and international consultancy and projects contribute to excellence in clinical education locally and beyond.
The Centre was set up in 1996 as the Medical Teaching Organisation to design and implement a completely new integrated systems-based undergraduate medical programme called ‘Vision 2000’. It is a section within the Directorate of Undergraduate Learning and Teaching in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
The aims of the centre are to:
- enhance Edinburgh’s programmes in undergraduate medicine, postgraduate clinical education and faculty development by drawing on research, performance indicators and statutory requirements
- develop expertise and scholarship in clinical education through faculty development and postgraduate programmes in education
- develop a collaborative programme of research and development within pedagogical and clinical specialty domains locally, nationally and internationally.
The Centre for Medical Education is based in the Chancellor's Building, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB.
For general enquiries, please contact the CME Secretary at: email@example.com