The National Medical Schools Widening Participation Forum

20th November 2023

Free to attend. Registration required. 20th November at 5.00pm (GMT)

The National Medical Schools Widening Participation Forum – supporting the access, success, and progression of medical students from less advantaged backgrounds.

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Formed in 2015, the National Medical Schools Widening Participation (NMSWP) Forum is an organisation of over 100 academics, admissions tutors, outreach staff, assessment bodies, charities and medical student and junior doctor representatives, working together to widen access to the medical profession. We do this by developing policies and strategies to support colleagues in schools, colleges, universities, charities, the Royal Colleges and in the medical profession to enable young people from less-advantaged backgrounds, who are under-represented in the medicine, to access, succeed and progress in medical careers.

In this webinar we will introduce the NMSWP Forum and highlight some of our key achievements over the last 7 years. We will discuss the ways in which professionals with an interest in medical education can support students from groups currently underrepresented in medical careers to access medical school, transition to university, ensure that their education is inclusive and that they are supported to progress into the specialities of their choice. The student perspective will be provided by the president of our student committee which runs the National Student Widening Participation Conference each year. The session will finish with a Q&A panel.

Session Presenters

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Panel Members :

Prof Clare Ray, Reader in Widening Access to Biomedical Education, University of Birmingham, Chair of the NMSWP Forum

Dr Louise Alldridge, Foundation Programme Lead, Peninsula Medical School, Deputy Chair of the NMSWP Forum

Prof Nana Sartania, University of Glasgow, NMSWP Forum Research Lead

Dr Mandy Hampshire, University of Nottingham Medical School, NMSWP Teaching, Learning and Student Success Lead

Monisha Gupta, Medical Student, University of Nottingham Medical School, NMSWP Forum Student Committee President

Session Chair

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Dr Sarah Edwards is an Emergency Medicine registrar working in the East Midlands. As well as being ASME’s Honorary Secretary she works in a number of other roles. She currently works as a tutor/lecturer for the Medical Education Masters at Sunderland University and is the Social Media Editor for the Emergency Medical Journal. She also is the Clinical Cases Editor for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s (RCEM) Learning platform.

Her research interests include technology enhanced learning, social media education and game-based education. With a specific interest in qualitative research methodology.

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