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University of Exeter Medical School

Dr Alexandra Picts

Dr Alexandra Picts

Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Education

 Smeall building 


Smeall Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Module Co-lead for Transitioning to Advanced Clinical Practice (on Advanced Clinical Practice Degree Apprenticeship programme)

Module lead for Advanced Skill Development (on Advanced Clinical Practice MSc and DA programmes)                                   

Lately completed an MSc (Clinical Education) with most recent clinical work as a Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine


MBChB, University of Bristol 1996

MRCS, London 2001

Postgraduate Certificate of Medical Education, University of Bristol 2008

MSc in Clinical Education (with Distinction), University of Exeter, 2022


Medical educator since 2002

Clinical Skills Tutor on the BMBS programme (until Aug 2022) and earlier concurrent experience as an Associate lecturer in Life Sciences (Anatomy) . Involved in teaching and assessing communication, examination and procedural skills, and in the delivery of the ILS course (resuscitation skills). As the lead for Year1 Clinical skills and the Year1 OSCE, work included review and development of the curriculum, writing of assessment materials, administrative tasks and student support. Now embedded in the Advanced Clinical Practice MSc and Degree Apprenticeship programmes, with ongoing interest in Clinical Education.                

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Through my own planned return to study, my interest in how we learn has increased further, stimulating more teaching improvements, with current interest in engagement and community through social media.



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