About AMEE-ESME Courses

The ESME courses, offered and accredited by AMEE, are aimed at practising teachers in medicine and the healthcare professions, both basic scientists and clinicians.

ESME courses are designed to be of value to those new to teaching, and for teachers with some experience who would like a greater understanding of the basic principles and an update on current best practice. The courses recognise that all teachers, even those with considerable experience, can improve their skills in teaching. Participants who complete course assignments receive an AMEE-ESME Certificate in Medical Education in the areas addressed by the course.

Download the AMEE-ESME Course Brochure for more information

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ESME courses are delivered both face-to-face and online.  They address the basic skills required by teachers in the healthcare professions and have the following unique features:

ESME Face-to-Face courses:

  • These are organised around major medical education conferences in different parts of the world;
  • The courses are led by international experts and personalised tutorial support is provided during the conference;
  • The course format is interactive and engaging;
  • They include a pre-conference workshop, recommended conference sessions and a post-conference workshop;
  • A useful set of resource material is provided to support the course;
  • There are opportunities for discussion with other course participants before, during and after the conference sessions;
  • A certificate of attendance is provided and there is an opportunity to work towards an AMEE-ESME Certificate in Medical Education.

ESME Online courses:

  • Online courses are delivered through a series of interactive webinars with experts in medical education;
  • Participants join online asynchronous discussion groups supported by tutors;
  • Access to a range of resources and resources available on our MedEdWorld platform;
  • Successful completion of course assignments and participation in discussion groups can lead the award of an AMEE-ESME Certificate in Medical Education.

ESME courses are accredited by AMEE and approved by an International Advisory Board. The ESME Certificate is recognised as stage one of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Fellowship Award.

The courses have now been running for several years and are widely acclaimed by course participants.

For more information about AMEE-ESME Courses download a copy of the following flyers:

Who should attend

There is increasing recognition of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that contribute to quality in teaching and of the need for formal training in the area. The ESME courses are aimed at practising teachers in medicine and the healthcare professions, both basic scientists and clinicians. They are aimed at those new to teaching and at teachers with years of experience who would like a greater understanding of the basic principles and an update on current best practice. The courses recognise that, with appropriate help, all, even those with considerable experience, can improve their skills in teaching.

Participant Comment

'The ESME course is the first course that has stimulated me to doing something substantive with my own education on medical education. The statement, “a good teacher is better than a good program” was what struck me most. In short, the good teacher will take into account the aspects of designing a teaching or learning activity as being outcome-based, considering how to design the curriculum, how learners learn and how teachers should teach, and evaluation of the learner’s assimilation of the material based on the desired outcome, as well as the effectiveness of one’s teaching program. In my own previous teaching endeavours, it was mainly teacher-centred and information driven. I now consciously attempt to make it more learner-centred and problem-based. The ESME method is indeed a useful tool for developing a good teaching program which can be adapted to many teaching situations.'

Forthcoming courses

Face-to-Face Courses and Masterclasses


Online Courses

  • ESME Online - 9 April - 29 June 2018. Application closing date: 30 March 2018
  • ESME Student Online - 22 January - 13 April 2018.  Application closing date: 12 January 2018
  • ESME Leadership Online - 6 February - 30 March 2018.  Application closing date: 26 January 2018
  • ESME Assessment Online - 15 January - 6 April 2018.  Application closing date: 5 January 2018
  • RESME Online - Dates to be announced 2018.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our courses and will work with you to ensure you  get maximum benefit from participating.

If you require any additional information, please contact us at ESMEOnline@dundee.ac.uk and we would be pleased to assist you..

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