Medical Grand Challenge: Moving from face-to-face to online

YEO Han Ting, Jillian, Centre for Medical Education (CenMED), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUSMed)
Dujeepa SAMARASEKERA, CenMED, NUSMed
LEE Su Mei, CenMED, NUSMed
NG Min Hui, NUSMed
Shivaram S/O KUMAR, NUSMed
TOH You Ru, NUSMed. and
YEO Su Ping, CenMED, NUSMed

Jillian and her co-presenters share their experience of converting the annual Medical Grand Challenge (MGC) to a virtual format. They presented this teaching and learning experience as a PechaKucha during the online Higher Education Campus Conference (e-HECC) 2020

Medical grand challenge
Photo courtesy of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Recommended Citation

Yeo, J. H. T., Samarasekera, D., Lee S. M., Ng M. H., Kumar, S., Toh H. R., & Yeo S. P. (2020, Dec 8-9). Medical Grand Challenge: Moving from face-to-face to online [Conference presentation]. Online Higher Education Campus Conference (e-HECC) 2020, Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning, National University of Singapore. https://blog.nus.edu.sg/teachingconnections/2021/10/28/medical-grand-challenge-online/ 

 

The Medical Grand Challenge (MGC) is a student-led medical innovation programme started by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2017. The MGC targets undergraduate students from various faculties to engage them with the three phases of the innovation process: identify, innovate and implement. With the assistance of clinical mentors and an accompanying seminar series, participants work through the year, beginning in January, on a project to solve a clinical need. This culminates in a Grand Finale night in August/September.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, many face-to-face events were moved online. In this PechaKucha presentation, Jillian and her colleagues at the Centre for Medical Education (CenMED) discuss the process of converting MGC into a virtual format and some of the feedback obtained, particularly on key areas to focus on during planning.

 

YEO Han Ting, Jillian is a medical educationalist at the NUS Centre for Medical Education (CenMED), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Jillian’s areas of interest include assessments in both undergraduate and postgraduate health professional education.

Jillian can be reached at jillyeo@nus.edu.sg.

LEE Su Mei is Senior Associate Director at the NUS Centre for Medical Education (CenMED), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
YEO Su Ping is Assistant Manager at the NUS Centre for Medical Education (CenMED), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Dujeepa SAMARASEKERA is the Senior Advisor, CDTL, Senior Director, CenMED, and Senior Consultant at the Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore. Dujeepa has been involved in curriculum development, quality assurance and accreditation and faculty development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level health professional courses.
NG Min Hui is a student at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Shivaram S/O KUMAR is a student at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
TOH You Ru is a student at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

 

Reference

Duong, D. B., Sullivan, E. E., Minter-Jordan, M., Giesen, L., & Ellner, A. L. (2016). A model for training medical student innovators: the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care Abundance Agents of Change program. Medical Education Online, 21, 30662. https://doi.org/10.3402/meo.v21.30662