The Postgraduate Medical Centre is located at Villa 8 on the Turner Village site. It provides offices for the Director of Medical Education & Training and the Centre Manager and his assistant. The medical Staffing Department is also to be found there, as well as the multi-disciplinary library and the medical computer assisted learning facilities.
Director of Medical
Education & Training
- Dr. Tony A Elston, MRCP, FRCPath
¨ Centre Manager - Peter Drew
¨ Assistant Centre Manager - Linda Williams
They can also
be contacted on the following telephone numbers:
¨ Fax 01206 851231
¨ E Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours are between 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday-Thursday and 8.30am – 4.30pm Friday
teaching facilities at the Centre comprise of a lecture theatre seating 90
people and 3 smaller seminar rooms. All of them have data projection systems for
computer software, CD ROM and video, and projection from microscope slides,
X-Rays and 35mm slides can be arranged. Of course flip charts and OHPs come as
standard! In the lecture theatre there are broadcast links with operating
theatres. The computer assisted learning rooms provides internet access for
teaching sessions, and a second room will be shortly commissioned to provide a
new facility for a web-based learning platform for all doctors at the Trust.
Postgraduate Medical Centre hosts a weekly programme of lunchtime meetings at
which buffets are served.
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Thoracic Journal Club
Seminars in Palliative
Pre-Registration House Officer Seminars
meetings are circulated to all doctors, and may also be found on the education
notice board at the Centre.
afternoons SHOs are released from their clinical duties to take part in their
own education programme, focused on examination teaching and royal college
THERE IS A JUNIOR DOCTORS’ HANDBOOK WHICH WILL TELL YOU MUCH MORE ABOUT THE CENTRE AND ESSEX RIVERS HEALTHCARE TRUST. CONTACT ANY OF THE CENTRE STAFF IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE ONE.
There is also an in-house monthly
magazine called 'The free lunch' which gives details of PGMC activities. Please
contact us for a free copy or download a copy here.
The Director of
Medical Education has responsibilities beyond the education programme. These can
broadly be described under the heading of Counselling, Monitoring & Support.
Pre-Registration House Officers are
all assigned to Educational Supervisors at the beginning of their jobs in
Colchester and they should meet to discuss progress in their posts at the
beginning, middle and end of their six-month post. The Director of Medical
Education writes to everyone concerned to remind them when appointments should
be made. House Officers also see him for careers advice and counselling. An
appointment can always be made to see him through the Manager at the
doctors in training grades are also allocated educational supervisors who
operate a programme of appraisal and assessment. This system is monitored by the
Director of Medical Education, and administered from the Postgraduate Centre. A
series of meetings take place and Individual Training Agreements are being
implemented. This gives every junior an opportunity to plan study leave and
examination study, and to identify educational objectives in their posts.
Details of meetings are issued from the Postgraduate Centre.
is an educational network comprising of:
of Medical Education & Training
They are the
leading figures liasing between Essex Rivers Healthcare Trust and its
clinicians. Their roles also look outward to national agencies, particularly the
royal colleges, the teaching hospitals in the region, the
Universities and the
Dean of Postgraduate Education.
Centre acts as a focus for the management activity of clinicians as well as the
education programmes. Many committees meet there as well as Directorate groups
and Divisions. It is the task of the Medical Director in conjunction with the
Director of Education to facilitate the contribution of medical staff in leading
and managing healthcare delivery.
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