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About Course

This Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) course is accredited by AMEE and provides an introduction to the basic competencies required of the medical and healthcare professions teacher: the Skilled Educational Planner, the Effective Teacher and the Informed Assessor/Evaluator. Through a series of short presentations and small group work, the highly interactive course looks at specifying and using learning outcomes, the range of teaching, learning and assessment methods available to the teacher, and how the learning and assessment can be organised in the curriculum. After completing the course, participants will have acquired a vocabulary and a framework for understanding essential concepts in these three areas and familiarity with the principles for their practical implementation. Some courses also introduce the concepts of scholarship in medical education, and leadership.



The introductory ESME Course provides an overview of the competencies required of medical and healthcare professions teachers in their role as information provider, facilitator of learning, role model, curriculum planner, and assessor.

The course has been designed to run in conjunction with AMEE and other medical education conferences.

Participants have the option of completing a short post-course report, demonstrating the application of the principles introduced in the course to their own teaching practice. Successful completion results in the award of the ESME Certificate in Medical Education.

Who Should Attend

The course is relevant to all healthcare professions teachers in both undergraduate and postgraduate education.


The faculty and course director for the ESME courses varies according to the conference at which the course is delivered. The course directors are Stewart Mennin, Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico, USA, and Ronald Harden, formerly Professor of Medical Education at University of Dundee, UK.


Dates to be confirmed.


We look forward to welcoming you to a course and will work with you to ensure you enjoy the experience and get maximum benefit from participating.

If you require any additional information, please contact us at [email protected] and we would be pleased to assist you.

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