Name of the activity: 10 Medical Education Workshop – Adaptive Education

Country/NMO: Turkey (TurkMSIC)

Program: Medical Education Systems

 

Type of the activity: Campaign

 

General description:

The Medical Education Workshops are a 2-day organization for the students and teachers nationally to participate and create an advocacy plan to improve our ME systems and curriculum about the chosen theme each year.

Focus area:

Students’ involvement in medical education | Curriculum design/development

Problem statement:

The biggest problem with our curriculum is that it is not open to new ideas and we always stick with ‘what has been tried and fit before’. And moreover the students have no will to learn about the improvements around the world to try and adapt the changes into our system and curriculum. However the world has improved in ME as well as every other thing and we live in a adaptive world. More than using old and classic ways, ‘individual learning’ is already what is up to date, but unfortunately not here in Turkey.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Target groups are ;
1- Students – so that they can be more willing to involve in their education
2 – Curriculum makers – with our voice as whole student bodies we will try to make them analize up-to-date ME systems
Benefificiaries ;
Whole ME bodies and of course our Health Systems since with better education we will have better doctors who know how to involve and advocate better

Objectives and indicators of success:

The “Medical Education Workshops” have the main goal of creating a platform for the students to get together to learn and discuss about their education and work together to improve and advocate for the better.
For 10. MEW ; we aimed to teach students the latest trends of ME under the theme of ‘Adaptive Education” with the topics of “Student Involvement”, “the Education Technologies”, “the Educaters of Future”, “Mentoring System”, “Feedback Systems”, “ Use of Information”. We aimed to show them what is ‘being an individual’ and how we can adopt it to our curriculum step by step and of course how to make it realistic and available for the curriculum makers to accept easier.

Methodology:

First we created a team to choose a new theme for the 10. MEW. After choosing the theme, the team started to make lots of research an learn as best as they can so that they could create the best platform for others to learn. Then we organized a 2-days Workshop program with our teachers as mentors and participants alongside the students, with more than 150 people. We made sure to create an atmosphere to discuss everything separately and together. At the and of the 2-days program we put everything together and finished. After the organization, MEW team used all the data to write a policy statement so that we could make a quality advocacy plan for our NMO and ME volunteers.

Plans for evaluation:

We set our goals in the Policy Statement we prepared and after every goal that has succeeded, we plan to open ‘feedback forms’ for our ME volunteers in our NMO.