Being ready for the Big Day: The Challenge for Medical Education Research – Professor John Sandars

12th Oct 2017, 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Being ready for the Big Day: The Challenge for Medical Education Research

We all have a ‘Big Day’ at some point in our lives, and for health care professionals this can range from sitting an undergraduate examination to managing a patient with complex needs in a challenging environment.

Professor John Sandars’ inaugural lecture will highlight how innovative medical education, with a focus on personal and professional development – from undergraduate to postgraduate/professional education – can be integrated with theoretical and practical insights from performance psychology, and other areas of education to prepare healthcare professionals for their ‘big day’. This approach encompasses personalised learning and development through self-authorship, reflection and enhanced feedback (using self-regulated learning theory and applied sports psychology).

After training in hospital medicine, Professor John Sandars entered the world of General Practice, training and lecturing. John has previously been a GP trainer, GP tutor, Macmillan GP Facilitator in Palliative Medicine and part-time lecturer in general practice at the University of Manchester.  He was Associate Professor in the Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds and Professor in Medical Education at the University of Sheffield before moving to Edge Hill University in 2016 as Professor of Medical Education.

John is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators and Higher Education Academy. He has received major funding for national and international projects including the European Union Framework 7. John’s research has led to over 100 peer-reviewed publications and he has been key note speaker at national and international conferences, as well as being a Visiting Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and Honorary Professor in Medical Education at the University of Sheffield.