Webinar Plus: Training the trainer – what to do with EMS students

Key Information

CPD Hours: 16 hours

Course Length: Four weeks

Course Format: A mixture of one hour weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded version throughout the course), and tutor-moderated online discussion forums

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This course last ran 25 Feb 2019, we may be releasing new dates soon, please contact us for further information.

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I would recommend it to all practices [who host EMS students] to have one staff member do the course.

Course Information

Key Areas
  • What makes a good teacher? Setting expectations for the newly arrived student
  • Students in the clinic: the highs and lows of workplace teaching
  • How do I teach…? Teaching practical skills and clinical reasoning
  • When it’s time to go – Assessing the student and providing helpful feedback
About this course

Have you ever wondered what you should be teaching EMS students? Do you have concerns about how you are mentoring new graduates?

Welcoming students into your practice can be fun and rewarding, not to mention offering a valuable service to veterinary education and thus the profession. But how can you make sure this is a positive experience? What do the students need to know, and how do you go about teaching them? This course aims to answer this and other questions about the challenges and benefits of students in the workplace and new graduates.

What you should know to be an advanced practictioner - Veterinary Business Journal - Issue 18, April 2018

Why do this course?
You will gain greater insight into the challenges and opportunities of workplace learning and develop useful strategies for supporting learning within your practice. This will enhance your experience as a teacher and mentor which will not only be relevant to supporting EMS students but also new graduates.   

The webinars will run on the following dates from 12.00pm to 1.30pm London time including a 30 minute registration and familiarisation period prior to the commencement of the lecture.

Webinar dates:
Tuesday 26th February
Tuesday 5th March
Tuesday 12th March
Tuesday 19th March


Liz Armitage-Chan, MA VetMB DipACVA FHEA PhD MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Education
The Royal Veterinary College

Jane Tomlin, BSc BVetMed CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS
Assistant Director of EMS
The Royal Veterinary College

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