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3rd National Resilience Symposium for UK Medical Teachers

Preparing for the Future: Educating for Uncertainty & Complexity in Medicine

By David Peters 2 September 2019


Levels of doctor burnout are soaring, and medical students have a higher prevalence of mental health issues than their non-medical peers. Yet they are less likely to seek help. How can medical schools better prepare the next generation of doctors for the realities of practicing in an increasingly challenging, complex and uncertain world?

We are inviting teachers from all UK medical schools. At our previous symposia most of them have been represented. This year’s focus will be on educating for uncertainty, complexity and loss, with a focus on how undergraduate educators are responding to these issues which have become so much part of everyday practice.

Event Organisers

  • Professor David Peters, Professor Emeritus Centre for Resilience, Lead for NHS training and research, University of Westminster
  • Dr Faye Gishen, Consultant Physician & Associate Head of MBBS Programme, UCL Medical School Christopher
  • Dr Chris Horn, GP tutor, Swansea University Medical School

Keynotes Speakers

  • Dr Clare Gerada MBE FRCP FRCGP FRCPsych, Medical Director of the Practitioner Health Programme & former President of the Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Professor Joanne Harris MRCP MRCGP MA (Med Ed) FAcadMEd, Deputy Head of Undergraduate Medicine & Chair of Curriculum Review at Imperial College London
  • Professor Dame Jane Dacre DBE FRCP, Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Whittington Health, Professor of Medical Education at ULC & former President of the Royal College of Physicians

Please find below event pack: