"Doctors Are People Too: How Research Can Inform Policy and Practice” by Prof. Jen Cleland

by Professor Jennifer Cleland, Professor of Medical Education, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

A College of Medicine and Health Faculty Development seminar
Date5 May 2021
Time12:00 to 13:00
PlaceVia Teams

Event Information: Matching medical workforce supply to health need is a global issue. Although the absolute number of doctors in many countries continues to grow, the medical workforce is unevenly distributed by locality and some specialties are more popular than others. Many areas within the UK struggle to recruit and retain trainees and doctors. This lecture draws on a 10-year programme of work to highlight the factors most valued by medical students and trainees in terms of their career choices and personal priorities. The seminar concludes by discussing the implications of this contemporary evidence for governments and healthcare organisations in relation to recruiting and retaining today’s generation of doctors.

Jennifer Cleland
Jennifer (Jen) Cleland is Professor of Medical Education and Vice-Dean (Education) at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore. She worked at the University of Aberdeen, UK, for nearly 20 years, starting as an Honorary Clinical Lecturer seconded from the National Health Service then becoming the first recipient of the UK’s only Endowed Chair of Medical Education Research, the John Simpson Chair in 2011, a post she held until coming to Singapore in January 2020. Just in time for Covid-19.
Professor Cleland is known internationally for her research in student selection and widening access to medicine, performance and assessment, career progression and choices in medicine. She has published over 200 academic papers in top ranking journals. She is lead Editor, with Steven Durning, of Researching Medical Education, a core text for Masters and PhD programmes in health professions education across the globe.
Professor Cleland was the Chair of the Association for Medical Education (ASME) from 2013-2018 and Chair of the Association for Medical Education Europe (AMEE) Research Committee      (2014-2018). She is a member of AMEE Executive; an Invited Member of the Wilson Centre, Toronto; Adjunct Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the USA; the University of Southampton, UK; and Curtin University, Australia. Professor Cleland is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh.

OrganizerCatherine Pierce
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