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Seminar series: College of Medicine and Health Faculty Development

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17 March 202113:00

"The Unbearable Whiteness of Seeing (in Medicine): How Racist Legacy Structure Impacts the Core Clinical Art of Seeing Patients” by Alexa Miller

Event Information: This talk shares Alexa Miller’s research on clinical uncertainty: a critical crossroads for a clinician where their performance holds the potential either to yield the excellence of healing and discovery, or to entangle them with medicine’s systemic harm. After a brief overview of key challenges and opportunities of medical uncertainty, participants will engage in a visual-arts-based exercise that reveals key principles of excellence in clinical uncertainty. The final portion of the talk identifies key invisible influences that can sway performance in uncertainty, with a focus on the racism of the institutions in which we operate and the subjectivity of the white gaze to clinical pitfalls. Please join us to learn the basics of an observation-first approach to patients, recognize the infinite complexity of human dynamics, and how our core capacities as humans represent critical levers for equity in health.. Full details
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5 May 202112:00

"Doctors Are People Too: How Research Can Inform Policy and Practice” by Prof. Jen Cleland

Event Information: Matching medical workforce supply to health need is a global issue. Although the absolute number of doctors in many countries continues to grow, the medical workforce is unevenly distributed by locality and some specialties are more popular than others. Many areas within the UK struggle to recruit and retain trainees and doctors. This lecture draws on a 10-year programme of work to highlight the factors most valued by medical students and trainees in terms of their career choices and personal priorities. The seminar concludes by discussing the implications of this contemporary evidence for governments and healthcare organisations in relation to recruiting and retaining today’s generation of doctors.. Full details
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