PRiME Core

We welcome anyone who teaches on the MB ChB medicine degree course to come along to one of our staff development workshops, free of charge.

PRiME Core workshops are designed to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence required for your teaching role/s.

If you’re not currently teaching on the MB ChB, please see our available teaching opportunities to find out more about what’s involved.

We ask that you are in good standing with your regulatory/professional body and are willing to deliver teaching prior to signing up to one of our workshops.

New Clinical Placement Supervisor (CPS) workshop

Clinical Placement Supervisors in the community and hospitals are key to our students’ learning in the clinical environment and we are so grateful for anyone wishing to take on this vital and rewarding role.

As a new Clinical Placement Supervisor (CPS), you will attend this PRiME Core workshop with other colleagues who are also new to the role, and have a meeting with your Clinical Education Campus (CEC) Staff Development, CBME Lecturer or Year Lead to learn about the role and how to get started specifically in your clinical location.

This first workshop will  help you with teaching on clinical placements, learn about the MB ChB and feel ready to start. We will cover how to give effective feedback and give you an introduction to clinical reasoning.

You will also be asked to commit to the Clinical Reasoning in Practice workshop, which is crucial to understand the MB ChB programme and core to your role as a CPS to be completed within 6 months, and available to book through our PRiME Advanced page.

When registering, please type your email address in carefully. You will receive a unique joining link from no-reply@zoom.us – please check your junk and ‘focussed’ email inboxes). Please do not share this link with anyone else, and keep it safe when it arrives as you will need it to join the meeting.

Please  also ensure you have the latest version of Zoom ahead of the start of the meeting as if you need to install updates it can take 10 minutes by which time you will have missed the essential start of the workshop, and if you have any problems joining we are not able to open more registration places after the workshop start time.

 

If you are interested in this role but unsure of details or how to arrange to become a CPS, please email us at: mbchb.prime@manchester.ac.uk.

If you are an existing CPS, please book onto one of our Network events for crucial updates and sharing best practice whilst networking with colleagues.

New CCA (previously OSCE) Examiners (Training for NEW Examiners)

YEAR 1-2 CCAs

If you are a clinician (FY2 equivalent or above) interested in becoming a CCA (formerly called OSCE) Examiner for Years 1-2 please contact us at medical.exams@manchester.ac.uk. The Y1-2 CCA dates for the current academic year are:  26 January 2024, 16,21,23 May 2024 and 25,27 June 2024

 

YEARS 3-5 CCAs

If you are interested in examining for Years 3-5 CCAs, you must attend a PRIME CCA New Examiner workshops (dates and booking links below). To be eligible to book on to this training you must fulfil all of the following criteria:

–       be post-FY2 level

–       be based within our NHS partner organisations / affiliated General Practices and complete our PRIME CCA New Examiner workshops (booking available below)

–       be involved with teaching our students, for example, as a Clinical Placement Supervisor, or intend to in the near future

–       commit to examining in at least one CCA in this academic year – see dates below. All our clinical year CCAs take place at each of the four main Clinical Education Campuses, namely Salford Hospital, Royal Preston Hospital, MFT-Oxford Road and MFT-Wythenshawe.

Y4 Winter CCA: 22-25 Jan 2024

Y3 Formative CCA: 13-14 Feb 2024

Y5 Exempting CCA: 4-7 Mar 2024

Y3 CCA: 16-19 Apr 2024

Y5 Finals CCA: 22 May 2024

Y4 Summer CCA: 4-7 Jun 2024

Y3 Resit CCA: 10 Jul 2024

Y4 Resit CCA: 23-24 Jul 2024

 

You can attend any of the workshops at any location of your choice – this does not determine where you can examine for us.

Please book your preferred session using the Eventbrite links below.

Please note that these sessions are held Face:Face at the locations as specified:

Wednesday 3rd July 2024: 10am-1pm (Manchester Royal Infirmary – Oxford Road)

CCA (previously OSCE) Examiners: Training for EXISTING Examiners

From academic year 2021 onwards, the OSCE examinations have been renamed Clinical Competency Assessments (CCAs).
The format and process of these clinical assessments has not changed and therefore any prior PRIME OSCE training you may have done remains valid, with examiners required to undertake refresher training every three years.

We now deliver a 90minute workshop (online via Zoom) which will provide existing examiners with important updates relating to our clinical assessments, calibration exercises and opportunities to share experiences and ask questions of the assessment team.
Please book on to one of these workshops using the links below. This will generate a unique joining code which will come to you immediately from no_reply@zoom.us – please check your ‘junk’ and ‘focussed’ email inboxes for this link as you will need it to join the session. Please get in touch if any problems: mbchb.prime@manchester.ac.uk.

Please attend this workshop on a computer/laptop (rather than a phone/tablet) as you will be needing to look at documents and videos during the session which is interactive. Please  also ensure you have the latest version of Zoom ahead of the start of the meeting as if you need to install updates it can take 10 minutes by which time you will have missed the essential start of the workshop, and if you have any problems joining we are not able to open more registration places after the workshop start time.

Monday 8th July 2024: 10-11:30am

GP and community-based educators

There are several workshops available to staff who work in the community, including GPs, the GP practice team and allied community healthcare professionals who are involved in teaching the Manchester MB ChB students.

If you are interested in teaching in the community, more information is available on the CBME website, where you can also book your place  for PRiME Network GP Team.

If you have already been in touch with the Community Based Medical Education (CBME) team and are going to be taking the role of a new Clinical Placement Supervisor (CPS) please sign up to the PRiME Core New Clinical Placement Supervisor Course (first box, above), and also the PRiME Advanced Clinical Reasoning workshop within 6 months of starting as a CPS.

GPs are also welcome to be Academic Advisors for Year 3-5 students, and GPs who supervise or intend to supervise our students soon are also welcome to be CCA examiners (you are paid directly for both of these roles).

If you are interested in these roles please sign up to the relevant PRiME Core workshop for New Academic Advisors /New CCA Examiners and you can get the details of whom to contact at your chosen hospital base at the workshop.

There are also paid roles for GPs as Clinical Lecturers, Clinical Debrief Tutors and Themed Case Discussion facilitators – these roles are usually advertised on the University of Manchester jobs webpage,  so it is worth looking there and contacting CBME  if you are interested.

 

New Academic Advisors for Students in Year 3-5

Please ensure you are eligible to become an Academic Advisor prior to booking on this course.

Academic Advisors for students in Years 3-5

This role is available to:

a) Clinical academics in the School of Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences; with a permanent contract at the level of Lecturer or above

b) NHS clinicians at consultant level, with a permanent contract (substantive post)

c) GPs at salaried or partner level (substantive post). 

Full training and support for you in these roles is provided. 

If you are interested please email us at ppd@manchester.ac.uk, including your CV, and we can advise you on the next steps before signing up to a workshop.

Please select your preferred date from the list below and click to register, via Zoom. You will receive a unique joining link within 30 minutes – please keep this safe as you will need it to join the session. Please check your ‘junk’, ‘other’ and ‘focussed’ email inboxes – it comes from ‘no-reply@zoom.us’ if you need to search for it.

Tuesday 9th July 2024: 09:30-11am

Wednesday 4th September 2024: 3-4:30pm

Thursday 12th September 2024: 09:30-11am

Wednesday 9th October 2024: 3-4:30pm

Tuesday 15th October 2024: 1:30-3pm

Please make sure that you are ready to interact in this Zoom session, with a working microphone and camera,  and arrive on time otherwise you may need to attend again. There is also useful information on 1MedLearn Staff Pages (and if you don’t have access to this, we will help you during the workshop or you can ask your Undergraduate Manager).

Please  also ensure you have the latest version of Zoom ahead of the start of the meeting as if you need to install updates it can take 10 minutes by which time you will have missed the essential start of the workshop, and if you have any problems joining we are not able to open more registration places after the workshop start time.

If you have any problems, please contact us: mbchb.prime@manchester.ac.uk.

There are also additional PRiME Network Academic Advisor ‘drop in’ sessions with the Academic Lead for Years 3-5 if you have any questions at any point throughout the year.

If you are an existing experienced Academic Advisor, we would recommend that you attend the Update for 2024 as there are some changes (please book the Core workshop: Update for Experienced Academic Advisors). You can also access our update for the coming year on 1Med Learn which is updated June each year, and there are drop-ins with the Academic Lead available to book on the Network page throughout the year.

2024 Update for Experienced Academic Advisors

If you are a New Advisor, please see the section above.

If you are an Experienced Academic Advisor, we would be pleased to invite you to join one of the following workshops with the Lead, who will outline some changes for the 2024-5 academic year.

Friday 19th July 2024: 10-11am

Wednesday 4th September: 2-3pm

Thursday 12th September 2024: 11am-12pm

Wednesday 9th October 2024: 1:30-2:30pm

Tuesday 15th October 2024: 3-4pm

On registration, you will receive the joining link from no-reply@zoom.us. Please keep this joining link safe and do not share it with anyone else as it is unique to you. Please make sure that you are ready to interact in this Zoom session, with a working microphone and camera,  and arrive on time otherwise you may need to attend at another time.

Please  also ensure you have the latest version of Zoom ahead of the start of the meeting as if you need to install updates it can take 10 minutes by which time you will have missed the essential start of the workshop, and if you have any problems joining we are not able to open more registration places after the workshop start time.

If you have any problems, please contact us: mbchb.prime@manchester.ac.uk.

There are also additional PRiME Network Academic Advisor ‘drop in’ sessions with the Academic Lead for Years 3-5 if you have any questions at any point throughout the year. You can also access our update for the coming year on 1Med Learn which will be updated June 2024.

 

Teaching Themed Case Discussion (TCD) Online

This 2 hour session for colleagues based in our partner hospitals will be delivered through Zoom, and will enable you to confidently teach Themed Case Discussion sessions, in Year 3 and Year 4 of the MB ChB.

This workshop is intended for hospital based tutors only and you will have a certificate of attendance following completion. These TCD sessions are led by a Consultants or equivalent grade, but specialty trainees are welcome to help facilitation, as agreed locally.  GPs please contact us as there is a different training and development workshop for you.

Please  also ensure you have the latest version of Zoom ahead of the start of the meeting as if you need to install updates it can take 10 minutes by which time you will have missed the essential start of the workshop, and if you have any problems joining we are not able to open more registration places after the workshop start time.

Please register below for one of the sessions available:

Monday 24th June 2024: 9-11am

When registering, please type your email address in carefully. You will receive a unique joining link directly from Zoom (check your junk and ‘focussed’ email inboxes!). Please do not share this link, and keep it safe when it arrives as you will need it to join the meeting. 

New Communication Teaching Skills Tutors

This workshop will give you the knowledge and skills required to facilitate communication teaching sessions in the remote classroom setting.

The 2 hour workshop will now be delivered remotely, and will cover:

  • How communication teaching fits within the MB ChB
  • Small group facilitation using an online platform – and in real life
  • Using constructive feedback
  • Working with Simulated Patients

After the workshop you will receive a certificate, and be encouraged to shadow a teaching session prior to leading it yourself.

Foundation Doctors are welcome to attend, but would not be able to be the sole facilitator of a communication skills teaching session. Likewise, GPs are welcome if there are vacancies, but we ask that you commit to deliver teaching for us after the training (and to arrange this with us in advance by emailing mbchb.prime@manchester.ac.uk), and noting that your time to deliver teaching would be given on a non-financial basis (ie. there is no payment).

Please attend this workshop on a computer/laptop (rather than a phone/tablet) as you will be needing to look at documents and videos during the session which is interactive. Please  also ensure you have the latest version of Zoom ahead of the start of the meeting as if you need to install updates it can take 10 minutes by which time you will have missed the essential start of the workshop, and if you have any problems joining we are not able to open more registration places after the workshop start time.

Please register beforehand for the following sessions on ZOOM:

more dates to follow 

When registering, please type your email address in carefully. You will receive a unique joining link (check your junk and ‘focussed’ email inboxes!). Please do not share this link, and keep it safe when it arrives as you will need it to join the meeting.

 

Experienced Communication Skills Tutor: Refresher

This workshop is a refresher for experienced communication skills tutors, with a section aimed at giving you confidence to teach on Zoom if this were required.

Please only sign up if you have done already the PRiME Core: New communication skills workshop within the past 3 years.

Please  also ensure you have the latest version of Zoom ahead of the start of the meeting as if you need to install updates it can take 10 minutes by which time you will have missed the essential start of the workshop, and if you have any problems joining we are not able to open more registration places after the workshop start time.

Please register below for one of the sessions available:

more dates to follow

Teaching Ethics and Law

This workshop is intended for those who teach or are interested in teaching Ethics and Law for our undergraduate medical students on the MB ChB. It will cover what is taught over the MB ChB Programme and give you the key knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver this essential teaching remotely. GPs are welcome but we ask that you commit to deliver teaching for us after the training so to email us directly about this (mbchb.prime@manchester.ac.uk), and note that teaching would be on a non-financial basis (ie. there is no payment).

more dates to follow

Please click on the session time above to register for a training event, which will happen on Zoom. On registration, you will be sent a unique joining link from no_reply@zoom.us –  please keep this safe as you will need it to join. It is unique to you and other people cannot get in using it. Please check your ‘focussed’, ‘junk’ and ‘other’ inboxes, and contact us before the event if you have any problems: mbchb.prime@manchester.ac.uk

Please  also ensure you have the latest version of Zoom ahead of the start of the meeting as if you need to install updates it can take 10 minutes by which time you will have missed the essential start of the workshop, and if you have any problems joining we are not able to open more registration places after the workshop start time.

more dates to follow