New faculty appointment-Dave Halliwell

Hi all

My name is Dave Halliwell and I have taken on supporting the Simulation Programme here at BSMS – and will be sharing thought / ideas and knowledge about clinical simulation and its wider educational ethos. I am working with a great team – led by Dr Wesley Scott–Smith.

I have an unusual background and interest in Simulation and the wider concept of Reality.

I am a great fan of the concept of #FOAMed – Free Online access to Medical Education – and would strongly recommend the concept of joining the #FOAMed community via Twitter. The aim of #Foam is to share ideas, knowledge, resources – and as we have seen via the use of Twitter that we can access many of the thought leaders directly. I never really understood Twitter prior to my involvement with the community, but it’s actually a great way to keep up to date.

–          A review of  the FOAMed concept  – https://lifeinthefastlane.com/foam/

Some key international names – on Twitter to get you started… Please try and follow these few people – look at who they talk to –  and maybe follow them.

John Gatward – @jgatward

Chris Nickson – @precordialthump

Victoria Brazil – @SocraticEM

Jesse Spurr – @inject_orange

Debra Nestel – @DebraNestel

One of my favourite podcast sites and websites with links to global  thought leaders is the Simulation Podcast  –  http://simulationpodcast.com/foamsim/

As a final thought for this first introductory email – the hyperlink below is an example of the quality of debate you can enjoy in the FOAMed world – this podcast shows just much scrutiny the simulation community puts itself through.

The question being discussed – is there any difference between students who replace 10% of their clinical practice time in simulation with those who spend 50% of their time engaged in clinical sim?

Please take 20 minutes to listen to the Podcast and the subsequent discourse…

Victoria Brazil –  http://simulationpodcast.com/2017/08/29/advances-simulation-research-policy-much-evidence-enough/

I will start to regularly share some of the ideas and resources we have available to us from the simulation community

PG Certificate-applications 2017-18

Would all applicants use the following link on the BSMS website to apply for a place on the PG Cert in Simulation: https://www.bsms.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught-degrees/simulation-in-clinical-practice.aspx

Modular dates:

MDM148 Nov 27th to Dec 1st 2017

MDM149 January 15/16/17th and April 10th, 2018.

MDM 28 please contact Zoe Gallagher for these dates (z.gallagher@brighton.ac.uk)

NB. please note that all modules are oversubscribed at present with a short waiting list.

Wesley

Staffing changes

We are gradually extending our faculty team this year helped by funding from HE(KSS) who are supporting the appointment of further Teaching Fellows in simulation.

Dr Nikki Dearnley is extending her post with the faculty for 2017-18, combining this part time with clinical commitments and completion of her MSc research on the experiences of novice simulation  faculty.

We are interviewing next month for a Senior Teaching Fellow in Simulation to work part time with us (0.4 WTE) to develop the course and provide more CPD opportunities for busy healthcare staff in the region.

Wesley

Congratulations!

Several of our students have successfully completed the PG Cert in Simulation in Clinical practice -Well Done to our first official cohort! Some are going onto complete other modules as part of the MSc in Clinical Education.

The feedback on the course from both students and the external examiner alike  was very good.

Wesley

Teaching Fellows in Simulation (BSMS)

There are three Teaching Fellow positions about to be advertised within the next two weeks through HE (KSS) and the University of Sussex. These roles are fixed term (12 months) as an ‘out of programme experience’ working at BSMS in the Department of Medical Education under the supervision of Dr Wesley Scott-Smith. All of these roles will include a contribution to teaching within the department whilst the successful applicant with complete a PG certificate in Simulation, or the PG cert in Medical Education (funded).

Each role will include a research component related to either SBME or other teaching responsibilities.

Applicants must be medically trained and have some experience of PG education and engagement with simulation.

Wesley

Funding for simulation modules 2017

Yet again HEE (KSS) has agreed to support student bursaries for the two simulation modules in the PG Certificate at BSMS. In addition to bursaries we will be able to appoint another Teaching Fellow in Simulation in the department of medical education from September 2017 onwards. This post will support both the simulation teaching programmes and the Physician Associate studies whilst focussing upon a project studying the provision of ‘in situ’ simulation across the KSS region.

Applications are welcomed and interviews will start on May 16th.

Wesley