Opportunities to get involved

We are always keen for people to get involved with teaching at BSMS and there are a range of opportunities:

Interviewing BSMS undergraduate applicants – A rewarding day spent interviewing applicants to the BM,BS undergraduate degree – deciding on tomorrow’s doctors. BSMS have moved to the Multi Mini Interviews (MMIs) format which is similar to circuit-based OSCE-style methods. Contact Sam Wickham in Admissions (s.wickham@bsms.ac.uk) if you are interested.

Supervising a Student Selected Component (SSC) – These are optional 7-week modules (of your designing) offered to students which provide opportunity to explore medicine from a novel or creative angle which they would otherwise not have a chance to study. They occur in each module in Year 1 and Year 2 modules so there’s flexibility as to when you run it. Contact Liz Kaye in the Phase 1 School Office (l.kaye@bsms.ac.uk) if you are interested.

Supervising an Independent Research Project (IRP) – These are one-year long research projects that you offer to Year 4 undergraduate students and supervise them from November to May. Contact Peter Hewitt (p.hewitt@bsms.ac.uk) in the Phase 2 School Office if you are interested.

Examining OSCEs – we always require examiners across the range of OSCEs from Year 1 to Year 5; there are full or half day sessions, usually happening between January (mocks) and June. Contact the BSMS Exams Office if you are interested.

GP facilitators – Primary Care and Communication Skills modules (Year 1 and 2) are facilitated by GPs one day per week across the academic year. Contact Paige Overbury (p.overbury@bsms.ac.uk) if you are interested.

Peer Observation of Teaching – you can either request for your teaching to be observed or be given guidance to how to observe colleagues’ teaching (at their request) to help encourage and develop both your teaching skills. We have a short framework that helps you get the most out of it. Contact Liz Morris (e.morris@bsms.ac.uk) in the Division of Medical Education to arrange this with one of our team.

Patient and Public Involvement – we are always keen to involve the public in appropriate areas of teaching and learning; using real and simulated patients is an effective and popular teaching method.

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