The Medical Education Directorate: home of learning in Lothian
About the Medical Education Directorate
The Medical Education Directorate (MED) aims to develop the NHS Lothian clinical education strategy. It is led by Dr Simon Edgar, the Director of Medical Education.
Planning, developing and evaluating all aspects of clinical education to ensure high-quality induction, supervision, experience, environment and support for all postgraduate (PG) doctors and undergraduate (UG) students
Ensuring UG students of medicine are prepared for clinical practice through engagement with relevant and rewarding experiences in the clinical setting
Allocating financial, logistical and event-based resources to support undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, learning, assessment and feedback activities
Developing and supporting a clinical educators network through NHS Lothian aligned to the GMC "Recognition of Trainers" standards
Ensuring on-going communication and collaboration with both the regional Postgraduate Dean and the Director of Undergraduate Learning & Teaching at the University of Edinburgh Medical School.
Oversight of the quality of both PG and UG medical education in clinical areas, and, in liaison with Deanery and Medical School ensure that the relevant educational aspects of the GMC standards are monitored and reported
Welcome from Dr Simon Edgar, our DME
NHS Lothian welcomes hundreds of postgraduate doctors in training every year and we are so glad to have you! We aspire to ensure that your training is awesome.