KUMEC Medical Education Podcasts
Decolonising the Medical Curriculum

Decolonising the Medical Curriculum

May 6, 2021

Rini speaks to two of our final year KCL medical students Natasha Chilambo and Nivethitha Ganapathiram (recently qualified doctors) about why they set up Structure and the Clinic.

Together in this short podcast, they cover knowledge, power, epistemic injustice in the curriculum and clinical practice, how biomedical reductionism is implicated in the coloniality of Western medicine, why diversification is not the same as decolonising, politics in medicine with a big and little P and what we can do as medical educators!

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One year on…how we adapted to delivering Medical Education during the COVID-19 pandemic

One year on…how we adapted to delivering Medical Education during the COVID-19 pandemic

March 23, 2021

A year on from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the first UK lockdown, Ros Herbert and Rini Paul the KUMEC Teacher Development Leads reflect on how we, our students and our GP teachers have adapted the GP curriculum to include remote consulting and teaching online seminars.

We discuss our personal benefits and challenges and what we hope to keep going forward, as well as insights from Professor Anne Stephenson (Community Director of KUMEC), Dr Ann Wylie (Deputy Director) and Dr Liza Kirtchuk (Stage 2 GP Lead) on their experiences in 2020/2021.

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Theme music by Kevin Macleod: incompetech.com

Tales from the Vaccine Hub

Tales from the Vaccine Hub

February 19, 2021

On top of her course Kings medical student Natasha Binnie has been working hard at a North London vaccine hub as well as setting up a mental health charity for students.

She describes how being part of the vaccine team and feeling useful has helped her mental health.

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Theme music by Kevin Macleod: incompetech.com

Tackling Racism in Medical Schools

Tackling Racism in Medical Schools

December 8, 2020

Rini interviews 4th year King’s Medical Student Gurdas Singh. They discuss his time as BMA Student Co-Chair, his work and vision setting up the BMA Charter Against Racial Harassment and what medical schools and individual teachers and educators can do to tackle racial harassment and discrimination and their shared dislike of mandatory training and the term BAME.

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/discrimination-and-harassment/racial-harassment-in-medical-schools/racial-harassment-charter-for-medical-schools

Kmietowicz Zosia Tackling racism in medical schools: five minutes with . . . Gurdas Singh BMJ 2020; 368 :m583

 

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Theme music by Kevin Macleod: incompetech.com

#BLM: Experiences of Black GP Teachers

#BLM: Experiences of Black GP Teachers

October 26, 2020

The second in our series of Black Lives Matter (BLM) #MedEd podcasts released during Black History Month, Rini speaks to two of our GP teachers - Drs Matilda Esan and Tim Modiano about their experiences as black doctors. They share advice for supporting students, patients, colleagues and their hopes for the future. This is a longer listen than our usual podcasts but important for all. 

In the first BLM podcast Rini spoke to students from the African Caribbean Medical Society who had written an open letter to faculty. You can hear that here https://kumec.podbean.com/e/student-experiences-of-racism/

 

You can take the training mentioned here: Coventry University ‘Bystander Training.’ You will need to sign up for account-https://openmoodle.coventry.ac.uk/login/signup.php -type bystander in the search box, use enrolment key bystander365!

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Theme music by Kevin Macleod: incompetech.com

“It felt like I had a job”

“It felt like I had a job”

October 20, 2020

Merwa Badar talks about her recent final year attachment in general practice, how she made the transition to mainly telephone consultations and what made it the best placement she has had at med school!

 

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Theme music by Kevin Macleod: incompetech.com

Becoming: How do Students form their identities as doctors?

Becoming: How do Students form their identities as doctors?

September 24, 2020

Ros chats with Dr Anne Stephenson, head of KUMEC and professionalism for GKT. Anne describes how when she saw her first patient she was so scared she ran away!

 

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Theme music by Kevin Macleod: incompetech.com

Meet the MDT: Kalyan Goli  - Health Care Assistant

Meet the MDT: Kalyan Goli  - Health Care Assistant

September 17, 2020

Kalyan Goli  - Health Care Assistant

Kalyan is a doctor who trained overseas. He works as a HCA in general practice and also recently in a COVID ‘hot hub’. He talks about his experiences at the hub as well as his regular work. 

 

Meet The MDT podcasts

These podcasts were made for the final year students when they were unable to meet the wider team due to COVD 19.

They give a really interesting insight into different health professionals experiences and roles during the pandemic. I learnt so much from chatting with people whilst making them, it made me really appreciate how much we need the wider team so please listen and enjoy.

Meet the MDT: Gurvinder Sian – Practice Manager

Meet the MDT: Gurvinder Sian – Practice Manager

September 17, 2020

Gurvinder Sian – Practice Manager

The role of the practice manager is so broad but also so essential. She describes this and challenges she has faced keeping the practice going through COVID-19.

 

Meet The MDT podcasts

These podcasts were made for the final year students when they were unable to meet the wider team due to COVD 19.

They give a really interesting insight into different health professionals experiences and roles during the pandemic. I learnt so much from chatting with people whilst making them, it made me really appreciate how much we need the wider team so please listen and enjoy.

Meet the MDT: Susan Haigh- Practice Nurse

Meet the MDT: Susan Haigh- Practice Nurse

September 17, 2020

Susan Haigh- Practice Nurse

Susan is a practice nurse with a special interest in asthma. She talks about her role in the team before and during the pandemic and what changes we have made in General Practice.

 

Meet The MDT podcasts

These podcasts were made for the final year students when they were unable to meet the wider team due to COVD 19.

They give a really interesting insight into different health professionals experiences and roles during the pandemic. I learnt so much from chatting with people whilst making them, it made me really appreciate how much we need the wider team so please listen and enjoy.

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