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Enhancing consultants' IT skills: a reverse mentoring project

Murphy, J; White, CL; Nadimi, Z; Hayes, L; Renshaw, M; (2003) Enhancing consultants' IT skills: a reverse mentoring project. In: (Proceedings) Teach Globally, Learn Locally: Innovations in Health and Biomedical Informatics Education in the 21st Century, IMIA Working Group on Education. : Portland, Oregon, USA.

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Abstract

Many medical students arrive with excellent IT skills and experience of mentoring their peers in secondary school. Senior clinicians, by contrast, did not grow up with information technology and often feel left behind by the IT revolution. This generation gap is often seen as a threat to the authority of clinical tutors. We set up a reverse mentoring scheme to help consultants develop their IT skills. With a grant from the post graduate dean, we recruited a group of medical students to act as personal trainers to twenty-three consultants and specialist registrars. Each participant was issued with a set of learning vouchers which enabled them to ?purchase? four hours of training and a password to access the learning resources provided on the project website. All the doctors completed a training needs analysis form at the start of the project and were asked to fill in an evaluation form at the end. Our personal trainers also completed a feedback form. This poster describes the methods used, and reports on the results of this unique reverse mentoring scheme.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Enhancing consultants' IT skills: a reverse mentoring project
Event:Teach Globally, Learn Locally: Innovations in Health and Biomedical Informatics Education in the 21st Century, IMIA Working Group on Education
Additional information:Imported via OAI, 7:29:02 11th Feb 2006
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > CHIME

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