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.
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.
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