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Enhancing Consultants' IT Skills: A Reverse Mentoring Project

Murphy, J; Lough White, C; Nadimi, Z; Nguyen, B; (2002) Enhancing Consultants' IT Skills: A Reverse Mentoring Project. In: Hart, I, (ed.) (Proceedings) 10th Ottawa Conference on Medical Education. (pp. p. 277). : Ottawa, Canada. Green open access


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13-16 July 2002 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 the 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 have set up a reverse mentoring scheme to help consultants develop their IT skills. With a grant from the post graduate dean, we have recruited thirty medical students to act as personal trainers to thirty consultants and specialist registrars. Each participant is issued with a set of learning vouchers which enables them to purchase four hours of training and a password to access the learning resources from the project website. This paper will describe the methods used, and report on the results of this unique reverse mentoring scheme.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Enhancing Consultants' IT Skills: A Reverse Mentoring Project
Event: 10th Ottawa Conference on Medical Education
Dates: 13 July 2002 - 16 July 2002
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information: Abstract in the Ottawa Conference Proceedings
Keywords: Computer Literacy; IT Skills Training; Personal Trainers; Reverse Mentoring
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > CHIME
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1664

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