Partnerships in International Medical Education
There can be many reasons why teaching overseas is not possible for you.
We are also developing new inter-professional “Teaching Teams” in various subject areas, that we hope will help us respond and expand our teaching programmes. There are six topic-based teams which represent our core teaching:
Whole Person Care and Communication
Values Added (VA)
Global Health Elective for UK medical students
Each Online Teaching Team will have several functions:
To support the new on-line world order enabling us to offer teaching events more widely not just via existing contacts, but also via our links with ICMDA, NCFI etc.
To build and grow teams who get to know and support each other, working to each other’s strengths to deliver a truly interactive values-based experience which touches the spirit not just the mind.
To provide a secure base for new tutors, who are encouraged and mentored not only to develop their teaching skills, but also experience the love and support of the PRIME family.
As time goes by each team will adapt existing teaching materials and develop new ones.
International Email Contributor / Author
The International Email is published each month with one selected article each time. It is distributed to members of the PRIME Network who have expressed an interest in the concept of whole person care. Articles can be narrative, review or research based and are particularly welcome from those living or working in developing nations.
Purpose: To write new contemporary articles relating to whole person care.
Commitment: Occasional or one off. Articles may be submitted at any time and will be considered by the Editorial Board, whose decisions will be final.
Purpose: To develop and lead a PRIME Local Network Group for networking, encouragement and support of local PRIME tutors and supporters.
Commitment: Occasional local meetings, ideally alternate months or quarterly but could be variable to suit the members of the group.
Purpose: To provide pastoral, encouragement and general support for PRIME’s Team Leaders, Tutors and potential tutors usually by telephone.
Commitment: Bi-monthly meetings plus direct contact with allocated Teams prior to and after a programme by Skype or in person.
Purpose: To plan and develop programmes for PRIME’s international conferences, to include: Annual Conference, Tutor Training and Team Leader Training events.
Commitment: Commitment will vary according to the requirements of the different conferences. A large part of the work of this group is likely to be email-based.
Purpose: To assist in the strategic development of PRIME’s activities, by: supporting team leaders to develop strategies for their areas of work, helping identify gaps, opportunities and new links for PRIME across regions and teams, ensuring mentorship for new team leaders, where appropriate and supporting the International Development Officer in their role. Our Regional Strategy Groups are open to Team Leaders, regional partners and others with an interest in an area.
Commitment: Varies by group. By Skype or in person.