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Parallel session applications – No’s 136 – 166

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Call for parallel session proposals : Entry # 136 Should I stay or should I go? Understanding Trainees’ Career Choices
Session title:
Should I stay or should I go? Understanding Trainees’ Career Choices
Please provide one paragraph of text limited to 50 words which is a summarisation of your session
Findings from the research project on psychiatry training career progression will be shared. The discussion will focus on interpreting these findings in context, including potential changes due to the pandemic; and more general discussion on how the partnership between academic institutions and HEE can be utilised to understand trainee choices.
Learning Objectives
Objectives
At the end of this parallel session, participants will:
1. Better understand the needs and choices of postgraduate psychiatry trainees
2. Gain knowledge on how to conduct robust mixed-method research on medical trainees’ career choices and the challenges of this research
3. Learn practical tips on how the institutions involved in training provision can collaborate better together
Session theme:
Designing and planning learning
Does your session specifically target a particular group?
No
Preferred session delivery:
Face to face
Preferred session format:
Symposia / panel discussion
Unlimited number of attendees
  • Yes
Have you presented this in the UK this year?
  • No
Interactivity:
Explain the ways in which you will ensure your session will be interactive/encourage participation from workshop attendees? (polling and Q&A will be enabled via the conference app)
The workshop will include presentations and a panel discussion with Q+A. We will use delegate poling to pose some of the questions that we posed to trainees around career choices to facilitate personal reflection and stimulate discussion.
What are the benefits to DEMEC attendees, your institution and/or to the medical/healthcare community?
Attendees will:
1. Gain a better understanding of the medical trainees’ career choices and experiences;
2. Hear discussion on how medical trainee’s training experiences could be improved;
3. Hear about effective collaboration better academic institutions and institutions involved in training provision.
If at all, how do you plan to involve early career researchers in your session?
The session will share tips and learning on how to best conduct this type of research, including utilising partnerships between institutions. This will be of particular interest to ECRs and targeted at their level.
Contact Information
Name of submitting Organisation:
NHS
Lead Contact Name:
vivienne curtis
Contact Phone:
07956367513
Contact Email:
[email protected]
Alternative Contact Email:
[email protected]
Facilitator / Moderator / Chair details
YES
Facilitator / Moderator / Chair
Facilitator / Moderator / Chair Name
Prof Vivienne Curtis
Facilitator / Moderator / Chair Email
[email protected]
Short biography (100 words MAX – note word count below the box)
Prof Curtis a respected senior clinical, educational and academic opinion leader with skills which have been developed across public (NHS) and educational (Higher Education Institution) sectors. Her achievements have been nationally recognised with award of Fellowships from the Academy of Medical Educators and the Royal College of Psychiatrists and an honorary Chair. She is both the Head of School of Psychiatry and Associate Academic Dean for London and has supported delivery of educational projects (including those presented in this session) focused on the challenges of recruitment and retention and trainee experience.
Presentation experience
I have presented on this topic in conferences organised by the RCPsych. This session will include data which has not been previously presented. I have a wide experience of presenting and chairing sessions both online and face to face.
Ethics Approval:
YES
Additional Facilitator / Moderator / Chair details
please select
Speaker 1
Parallel session speaker name + job title + name of institution which you are representing
Asta Medisauskaite, Senior Research Fellow, UCL
Speaker Email
[email protected]
Short biography (100 words MAX – note word count below the box)
Dr Asta Medisauskaite obtained her PhD in Organizational Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London, UK in 2018 and her master’s degree from the Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania in 2011. In 2017, Dr Medisauskaite started working at University College London (UCL), UK. She is a Senior Research Fellow at UCL Medical School, Research Department of Medical Education. Dr Medisauskaite is interested in occupational health psychology research including mental health and wellbeing of health care professionals
Presentation experience
Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, 2020
Healthy Healthcare NIVA webinar, 2021
Ethics Approval:
YES
Additional speaker details
YES
Speaker 2
Parallel session speaker name + job title + name of institution which you are representing
Milou Silkens, Assistant Professor, Erasmus University
Speaker Email
[email protected]
Short biography (100 words MAX – note word count below the box)
Dr Milou Silkens is a health scientist by background and works as an assistant professor at Erasmus University in the Netherlands since April 2023. In 2018 she completed her PhD in medical education and then worked as a Research Fellow at several universities, amongst which University College London, to conduct research into medical students’ and trainees’ career progression, wellbeing and learning environment. She currently researches the implementation and spread of AI in healthcare and the impact of this for doctors, trainees, and patients. Milou is a mixed-method researcher and particularly enjoys working with big data in healthcare.
Presentation experience
The Wounded Healer Conference (March 2022, the UK).
Ethics Approval:
YES
Do you wish to add another speaker?
YES
Speaker 3
Parallel session speaker name + job title + name of institution which you are representing
Dr Kirsty Alexander, Lecturer in Medical Education, University of Dundee
Speaker Email
[email protected]
Short biography (100 words MAX – note word count below the box)
Dr Kirsty Alexander’s is a Lecturer in Medical Education at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Her research focuses on selection, curricula and support through undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. She is particularly interested in the implications interventions have for workforce distribution to underserved specialities and geographical regions. Dr Alexander obtained her PhD in Medical Education from the University of Aberdeen in 2018. Her work is qualitative, interdisciplinary, and aims to drive alternative ways of thinking for academics, policy makers and practitioners.
Presentation experience
n/a
Ethics Approval:
YES
Do you wish to add another speaker?
NO
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