Surveys

 

WP5 Survey: Curriculum Trends - Obstacles To Change

A survey of curriculum trends has been undertaken as part of the MEDINE2 initiative funded by the EU and analysis of the responses is in progress.

A number of respondents to the survey expressed concern that there existed significant obstacles to the implementation of curriculum change in their Institutions. We believe it will enhance the value of the final report if we address this topic and we would like to have your views on obstacles to change. We would therefore be grateful if you completed the attached questionnaire. Complete confidentiality will be maintained.

Your cooperation is much appreciated. If you have questions or comments about the study please contact me by email at: r.m.harden@dundee.ac.uk

WP7 Survey: What extent research competences should be integrated into the medical curriculum?

Please find below the link to our survey which asks your opinion to what extent research competences should be integrated into the medical curriculum.

You will probably agree that medical research is important for the development of better patient treatment. But finding the right balance in a tight core curriculum in what research competences every medical student needs is still a major challenge for those building a medical curriculum.

The enclosed Tuning survey has been developed by the MEDINE2 workpackage 7 (D26) group and other members of the MEDINE2 project. The survey is meant as a tool to bring us a step closer in finding a European consensus to an optimal integration of this research component into the medical curriculum.

Thus, we would like to have your input in finding the right balance between too little and too much in an often already overloaded medical curriculum.

We have structured this survey in such a way for you to rate each ability simultaneously for the three stages in medical education. If you do not agree with the Bachelor/Master segmentation simply indicate instead which competences a student should have after 3 years of medical education.

Please read the introductory page carefully, before completing the survey. Based on the outcome of this survey we will write and distribute a report which states the European consensus view of the research component in medical education.

We expect that completing the survey will take at most 30 min of your time.

We thank you sincerely for your highly appreciated and important contribution to our project,

Yours Sincerely,

Chris F.H. van Schravendijk
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
chrisvs@vub.ac.be

Richard Marz
Medical University of Vienna
richard.maerz@meduniwien.ac.at

Allan Cumming
Coordinator, MEDINE2 Erasmus Academic Network
University of Edinburgh
allan.cumming@ed.ac.uk


  • This survey has now closed. Many thanks to all who participated. Results of the surveys will be published as soon as possible.

WP4 Survey

Please complete our survey about core learning outcomes for Bachelors degrees in medicine across Europe

European Ministers of Education have stated, through the Bologna Process, that they require all European Higher Education institutions to adopt a three cycle system of degrees - Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate. A robust outcome-based approach to agreeing core learning outcomes / competences for each of the three cycles for all disciplines was has been developed by the EU-sponsored Tuning Project. This was used by Tuning (Medicine) to gain consensus on core learning outcomes for primary medical degrees (Bologna second cycle / Masters) in medicine across Europe (www.tuning-medicine.com). The results have been widely accepted and highly influential.

Now, as part of the MEDINE2 Thematic Network (www.medine2.com), the same Tuning approach is being used to seek consensus on core learning outcomes for Bologna first cycle / Bachelors degrees in medicine across Europe - i.e. to seek consensus on what students should have learned by the time they have successful completed the first three years of university education in medicine.

This is not a survey of current practice in European medical schools. It is an attempt to reach agreement about the extent to which each of the core learning outcomes / competences of the primary medical degree (Bologna second cycle) should be achieved by the end of the first three years of university education in medicine.

The survey can be completed online in English, French, Spanish or German and full instructions are given.

If you have any queries, please contact the WP4 leader, Dr Michael Ross michael.ross@ed.ac.uk.

Work Package 06: Integration of Bologna Process in Bologna Countries

Please complete our survey on the current situation with regard to the Bologna Process in your organisation

To gather evidence on the current situation with regard to the Bologna Process in each of the signatory countries, MEDINE 2 (Thematic Network in Medical Education) and AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe) are conducting a survey as part of an EU funded project. We would very much like to include your views as to the position with regard to your medical school regardless of your country's decision in adopting the Bologna process recommendations. If you are not the best suited person to respond on behalf of your medical school, please pass on this communication to the appropriate person.

The survey addresses the 10 dimensions of the Bologna process that have been extracted from the Communiqu├ęs of the different Ministerial Meetings including the one held at a conference in Louvain La Neuve (Belgium) on April 2009. These dimensions have been grouped in terms of (1) Learning outcomes of medical schools (including Life Long Learning, Employability and Research), (2) Educational process (including Student-centred), and (3) Curriculum Planning and Management issues (including Readable degrees, Mobility, International dimension, Social dimension, Three cycle model and Quality assurance).

Sharing with us your views on the Bologna process is of the utmost importance. It will not only contribute by shedding light on the current and future situations of the Bologna process but will also be of interest to schools who are considering the integration of the different dimensions of the Bologna process in their educational practice.

Complete confidentiality will be maintained. The data we collect will not contain any information about you. No one will be able to link the data you provide to your identity and name. A summary of the findings will be produced and we will send you a copy if you let us know of your interest. The collated findings from the research will be accessible through MEDINE 2 website and it is intended that the results will be disseminated at academic conferences and published in an academic journal.

The survey can be completed online in English, French or German and full instructions are given.

  • This survey has now closed. Many thanks to all who participated. Results of the surveys will be published as soon as possible.

We look forward to receiving your responses by 30th April. If you choose to complete the PDF, please return it to:

Madalena Patricio, Head of the MEDINE work package 6, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Tay Park House, 484 Perth Road, Dundee DD2 1LR, UK

On behalf of AMEE and MEDINE2, I would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation in this timely and important initiative. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact:

Madalena Patricio, Head of the MEDINE work package 6 at: patricio@fm.ul.pt

Work Package 05: Curriculum Trends in Medical Education in Europe in the 21st Century

Please complete our Survey on Curriculum Trends in Medical Education

Numerous challenges are facing medical education including advances in medicine, changes in health care delivery systems, evolving public expectations, new approaches to education and developments in educational technology. In medical schools, curricula are being re-examined in the light of these challenges. To inform this process, a survey of curriculum trends is being undertaken, funded by the EU as part of the MEDINE2 initiative. The aim is to sample the views of staff and students from different institutions and with different backgrounds, responsibilities and experiences.

We would welcome your participation in the study. We believe that this important survey has the potential of influencing the further development of medical education in Europe and beyond, and we hope that your own views will be represented. The larger the sample of respondents, the greater the value will be able to be attached to the conclusions reported with regard to the current and future trends in the medical undergraduate curriculum. It is not restricted to Europe, and we welcome participation from all countries in the world.

The survey can be completed online in English, French, German or Spanish and full instructions are given.

  • This survey has now closed. Many thanks to all who participated. Results of the surveys will be published as soon as possible.

Completion of the survey should take no more than 20 minutes. We look forward to receiving your responses by 30th April. If you choose to complete the PDF, please return it to:

Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Tay Park House, 484 Perth Road, Dundee DD2 1LR, UK

WP2 Mobility Survey

The members of work package 2 have launched a new survey about mobility and would like to ask project partners to take part. The survey can be accessed by clicking on this link:

When you go to this site, please follow the instructions and email Monique Leonard to obtain a login specific to the WP2 area (different from your normal MEDINE2 login).