The Inaugural Psychology in Medical Education Symposium (PiMEDS)
- the Psychological Journey of the medical trainee

Date: Friday, 13 September 2019
Time: 9.30am-4.00pm 
Where: Kirby Institute, Level 6, UNSW Medicine, cnr High and Botany Streets, Kensington campus
Cost: UNSW staff no charge, non-UNSW staff $120  
Morning tea and lunch included

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Students and junior doctors are expected to counsel and support patients, and face an arduous road in their training. Whether for entry to an undergraduate or graduate medical program, selection is a well-known and very considerable hurdle. Between four and six years of education follow prior to the award of a basic medical qualification, with a further period of up to ten years postgraduate training after that. Very significant barrier assessments are distributed throughout all levels of training. The academic rigours are often the focus of attention, such that in initial selection the historical view has been to select only the highest achieving students. Yet the psychological challenges are significant, and to date, under-represented in the discourse. The Psychology in Medical Education Symposium seeks to address this. Join us at UNSW Medicine where we invite you to be involved in shining a light on the full gamut of the psychological journey of medical trainees.

Symposium Themes

  1. Selection of medical students and trainees for psychological attributes. 
  2. Teaching and assessment (including simulation) of psychology-based-skills in medical programs.
  3. Medical student and junior doctor well-being and workplace relationships. 
  4. Psychology in medical education: aligning theory and language to inform approaches to education and research. 
     

 Keynote Speakers

Dr Gabriel Reedy, Kings College London

Dr Gabriel Reedy is a learning scientist and Reader in Clinical Education at King’s College London, where he is Programme Director for the Masters in Clinical Education. He is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators, where he sits on the Governing Council and Chairs the Education Committee. He is also a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and sits on the Research Committee of the International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and the Scientific Committee of the Society in Europe for Simulation as Applied to Medicine (SESAM). His research focuses on how interprofessional clinical teams work—and learn—as they care for patients.

“Analysing Team Behaviour in Healthcare”

We know that effective teamwork is critical to safe patient care across different healthcare settings. Checklists and other tools help us to get some purchase on aspects of teamwork, but what about the complex, nuanced, and situated ways in which teams interact over time in clinical interactions? These are difficult to capture, to explore, and to analyse. In this talk, I will present an observational teamwork behaviour framework, which is theoretically and empirically grounded, applicable across a variety of healthcare contexts, and which we think can be used to capture some of temporal aspects of team dynamics. I will also present some of the data we have gathered from using the tool with healthcare teams, and discuss some of the ways that this approach can help us think differently about how we train teams in healthcare.

Associate Professor Paul McGurgan, UWA

After graduating from Trinity College Dublin in 1995, Paul wanted less sleep and more adrenalin in his life - although he later found out that starting a family could have achieved the same result, he decided to become an obstetrician and gynaecologist. His career has given him the opportunity to work in 3 different countries’ health care systems- Ireland, UK and Australia.

Paul is currently the head of clinical service for Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Osborne Park Hospital, Perth. As an associate professor in UWA he coordinates the medical student professional development and mentoring programs.

Paul has a special interest in patient safety and medical professionalism; his work in these areas has led to him being awarded a fellowship of the Australasian Assoc for Quality in Health Care, membership of the WA Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care and the Australian Medical Council Working Group on Medical Student Professionalism.

Paul is currently completing a PhD on 'What factors influence medical students' professional opinions?'.

 

 

Friday, 13 September 2019

UNSW Medicine
Wallace Wurth Building C27
Kirby Institute, 6th Floor & Ground floor rooms

Time Activity
0845 Registration opens, Tea and Coffee – Kirby atrium, 6th Floor
0930 - 0940 Welcome: Professor Gary Velan - Kirby Seminar Room
0940 - 1025 Keynote speech: Dr Gabriel Reedy – Kirby Seminar Room
1025 - 1040 Morning Tea – Ground floor atrium
 
1045 - 1205 Morning Presentations (15 mins + 5 min questions)
  SG Room 12 SG Room 15 G39 Teaching Room
1045 - 1105 Pres 1.1 Pres 2.1 Pres 3.1
1105 - 1125 Pres 1.2 Pres 2.2 Pres 3.2
1125 - 1145 Pres 1.3 Pres 2.3 Pres 3.3
1145 - 1205 Pres 1.4 Pres 2.4 Pres 3.4
 
1205 - 1240 Lunch – Ground floor atrium
1245 - 1330 Keynote speech: Assoc Professor Paul McGurgan – Kirby Seminar Room, 6th floor
 
1340 - 1500 Afternoon Presentations (15 mins + 5 min questions)
  SG Room 12 SG Room 15 G39 Teaching Room
1340 - 1400 Pres 4.1 Pres 5.1 Pres 6.1
1400 - 1420 Pres 4.2 Pres 5.2 Pres 6.2
1420 - 1440 Pres 4.3 Pres 5.3 Pres 6.3
1440 - 1500 Pres 4.4 Pres 5.4 Pres 6.4
 
1510 - 1550 Panel discussion – Kirby Seminar Room, 6th Floor
1550 - 1600 Closing Remarks

Morning Presentation Schedule

Morning SG Room 12, Ground Floor Wallace Wurth SG Room 15, Ground Floor, Wallace Wurth G39 Teaching Room, Ground Floor, Wallace Wurth
10 45 - 11 05 Rebekah Hoffman: Understanding the experience of burnout in General Practice Registrars and hospital equivalents Felicity Miller: Thriving at University; how we ensure students reach their potential Joel Rhee: Identifying and helping struggling students in the clinical environment: online training for supervisors
11 05 - 11 25 Reema Harrison: Resilience to emotional distress in response to failure, error or mistakes Rachel Thompson: Time-management, personal motivation and student well-being Renee Lim & Stewart Dunn: Bad news communication skills teaching
11 25 - 11 45 Tanrin Hiranwong: Associations between alcohol consumption and academic engagement in pre-clinical medical students: a cross-sectional study Lucy Wynter: The SMP Wellbeing Program: a description and rationale Paul McGurgan: Medical students’ opinions on professional behaviours - results from an international study
11 45 - 12 05 Katherine Petrie: Common mental disorder, suicidal ideation and working hours among junior doctors Renee Lim: Grace Under Pressure: healthcare worker resilience in the face of adverse health culture Lyndal Parker-Newlyn: Emotional management and situational judgement in Australian medical school applicants: pilot outcomes of a video-based online SJT for medical student selection
Morning SG Room 12, Ground Floor Wallace Wurth
1045 - 1105 Rebekah Hoffman: Understanding the experience of burnout in General Practice Registrars and hospital equivalents
1105 - 1125 Reema Harrison: Resilience to emotional distress in response to failure, error or mistakes
1125 - 1145 Tanrin Hiranwong: Associations between alcohol consumption and academic engagement in pre-clinical medical students: a cross-sectional study
1145 - 1205 Katherine Petrie: Common mental disorder, suicidal ideation and working hours among junior doctors
 
Morning SG Room 15, Ground Floor, Wallace Wurth
1045 - 1105 Jo Bishop: Thriving at University; how we ensure students reach their potential
1105 - 1125 Rachel Thompson: Time-management, personal motivation and student well-being
1125 - 1145 Lucy Wynter: The SMP Wellbeing Program: a description and rationale
1145 - 1205 Renee Lim: Grace Under Pressure: healthcare worker resilience in the face of adverse health culture
 
Morning G39 Teaching Room, Ground Floor, Wallace Wurth
1045 - 1105 Joel Rhee: Identifying and helping struggling students in the clinical environment: online training for supervisors
1105 - 1125 Renee Lim & Stewart Dunn: Bad news communication skills teaching
1125 - 1145 Paul McGurgan: Medical students’ opinions on professional behaviours - results from an international study
1145 - 1205 Lyndal Parker-Newlyn: Emotional management and situational judgement in Australian medical school applicants: pilot outcomes of a video-based online SJT for medical student selection
 

Afternoon Presentation Schedule

Afternoon SG Room 12, Ground Floor Wallace Wurth SG Room 15, Ground Floor, Wallace Wurth G39 Teaching Room, Ground Floor, Wallace Wurth
13 40 - 14 00 Judy Pickard: Developing a mindfulness workshop series to enhance the development of curious, compassionate and resilient clinicians Astrid Przezdziecki: Caring for the carer: Does self-compassion enhancement have a place in medical student and junior doctor wellbeing Kristin Young: Patient-centric medicine - a patient's eye view (how patients' expectations might impact doctors in a world where communication is key - observations from the patient's chair
14 00 - 14 20 Lucy Wynter: Teaching medical students about burnout: lessons learned Stewart Dunn & Renee Lim: Triaging bad behaviour Rachel Thompson: Emotional experiences in learning and their impact on conceptual transformation
14 20 - 14 40 Susan Thomas: Engaging medical students in wellbeing curriculum through their peers: The Surviving Medical School project Paul McGurgan: What factors influence medical students’ opinions on professionalism dilemmas? Robert Hackett: Ergonomics: Putting the human back in the team
14 40 - 15 00 Basia Radlinska: Dr Imposter: wellbeing and the internal critic Conor Gilligan: The potential of qualities assessed at admission as group selection tools Ursula Sansom-Daly: What do doctors find hard about talking about end-of-life with young people? Implications for training the next generation
Afternoon SG Room 12, Ground Floor Wallace Wurth
1340 - 1400 Judy Pickard: Developing a mindfulness workshop series to enhance the development of curious, compassionate and resilient clinicians
1400 - 1420 Lucy Wynter: Teaching medical students about burnout: lessons learned
1420 - 1440 Susan Thomas: Engaging medical students in wellbeing curriculum through their peers: The Surviving Medical School project
1440 - 1500 Basia Radlinska: Dr Imposter: wellbeing and the internal critic
 
Afternoon SG Room 15, Ground Floor, Wallace Wurth
1340 - 1400 Astrid Przezdziecki: Caring for the carer: Does self-compassion enhancement have a place in medical student and junior doctor wellbeing
1400 - 1420 Stewart Dunn & Renee Lim: Triaging bad behaviour
1420 - 1440 Paul McGurgan: What factors influence medical students’ opinions on professionalism dilemmas?
1440 - 1500 Conor Gilligan: The potential of qualities assessed at admission as group selection tools
 
Afternoon G39 Teaching Room, Ground Floor, Wallace Wurth
1340 - 1400 Kristin Young: Patient-centric medicine - a patient's eye view (how patients' expectations might impact doctors in a world where communication is key - observations from the patient's chair
1400 - 1420 Rachel Thompson: Emotional experiences in learning and their impact on conceptual transformation
1420 - 1440 Robert Hackett: Ergonomics: Putting the human back in the team
1440 - 1500 Ursula Sansom-Daly: What do doctors find hard about talking about end-of-life with young people? Implications for training the next generation

Organising and Scientific Committee

Dr Barbara-Ann Adelstein
Dr Arvin Damodaran
Dr Peter Harris
Dr Sean Kennedy
Professor Boaz Shulruf
Dr Silas Taylor
Dr Rachel Thompson

Enquiries

Ms Kiran Thwaites, PiMEDS2019 Co-ordinator

Email: pimeds2019@unsw.edu.au

Phone: +61 (2) 9385-2550