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.
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 Award - Dr Michael Trimble whose project is entitled Assessment in ethics: potential for structured on-line case based formative assessments. Michael's host institution will be 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.

Jamie Read, one of last year's winners pesented his project at the recent Awards Ceremony which followed DEMEC in Manchester. You can view the presentation here.
The other 2016 winner was Neel Sharma and a report of his project can be viewed here.