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Student competition – Design a teaching session on care of older people


With the UK's ageing population, more doctors and allied health and social care professionals are required to have the skills to manage older patients, who may have more complex or multiple conditions. The Dunhill Medical Trust and Medical Schools Council are pleased to introduce a competition for medical students based around the care of older people.

The competition involves designing a teaching session around one of the following themes as it relates to care of older people:

  • Communication
  • Patient-centred care
  • The relationship between social care and the wider NHS
  • Promotion of health and activity in older age
  • Addressing age discrimination

Entries will be judged within each participating medical school and the winner awarded £300, with two runners up each awarded £100. Winners then go to a national competition where three entries will be shortlisted and presented by their creators at the Dunhill Medical Trust’s Early Career Researcher Network meeting in October 2019, where attendees will select a winner. The overall winner will receive a further £500 and have their session publicised by the Dunhill Medical Trust and Medical Schools Council.

If your medical schools is taking part you may hear directly or see posters containing further information, submission details and the deadline for your medical school.

To prepare, it's recommended you read the Dunhill Medical Trust report, Exploring education and training in relation to older people’s health and social care.

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