Webinar Plus: Training the trainer – What to do with EMS students

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About the course

Key Areas

  • What makes a good teacher? Setting expectations for the newly arrived student
  • Students in the clinic: the highs and lows of workplace teaching
  • How do I teach…? Teaching practical skills and clinical reasoning
  • When it’s time to go – Assessing the student and providing helpful feedback

About this course

Welcoming students into your practice can be fun and rewarding, not to mention offering a valuable service to veterinary education. But how can you make sure this is a positive experience? What do the students need to know, and how do you go about teaching them? What is your role in the student’s education? What is expected from the universities? This course aims to answer these and other questions about the challenges and benefits of students in the workplace, as well as providing a forum for exchanging ideas and developing strategies to make the EMS weeks positive for the students you take, and the members of your practice who work with them.

Why do this course?
You will gain greater insight into the challenges and opportunities of workplace learning and develop useful strategies for supporting learning within your practice. This will enhance your experience as a teacher and mentor which will not only be relevant to supporting EMS students but also new graduates.   

Course details
Course format: A mixture of one hour weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded version throughout the course), online activities, quizzes, supplementary reading material and tutor-moderated online discussion forums
Course length: Four weeks
CertAVP suitability: Veterinary Workplace Teaching (C-VWT.1)

The webinars will run on the following dates from 12.00pm to 1.30pm GMT including a 30 minute registration and familiarisation period prior to the commencement of the lecture.

Webinar dates:
Tuesday 27th February 
Tuesday 6th March
Tuesday 13th March
Tuesday 20th March


Jane Tomlin, BSc BVetMed CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS 
Assistant Director of EMS 
The Royal Veterinary College 

Liz Armitage-Chan, MA VetMB DipACVA FHEA MRCVS 
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Education 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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