The Dame Lesley Southgate Travelling Fellowship

The Dame Lesley Southgate Fellowship in Assessment
Since being a signatory to the Academy of Medical Educators’ inaugural charter in October 2006, Professor Dame Lesley Southgate has been one of the driving forces behind its development. As part of our tenth anniversary celebrations we have introduced the Dame Lesley Southgate Travelling Fellowship in Assessment, to offer medical educators a unique opportunity to visit an overseas centre of excellence to gain knowledge, experience and different perspectives on medical education assessment.
In 2017 the winner of the award was Dr Michael Trimble, Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine, Belfast Trust, whose project is entitled Assessment in ethics: potential for structured on-line case based formative assessments. Michael's host institution was St George's University of London/the University of Nicosia Medical School, Cyprus

Assessment of students’ learning and understanding of ethical issues in medicine is problematic. It is recognised that Single Best Answer and Multiple Choice Questions do not provide sufficient flexibility or subtlety for many aspects of the subject. Essays or Short Answer Questions are difficult to standardise for large numbers of students. This project seeks to assess the utility of formative assessments built into on-line e-learning ethical scenarios.

Read Michael's report here. He presented his work at the AoME Awards ceremony and Calman Lecture on 6 December 2018 at King's College London.


Previous winners of the Award
Dr Jamie Read. View Jamie's presentation here.
Dr Neel Sharma. A report of his project can be viewed here.