THE GLOBAL VOLUNTEERING NETWORK
Quick Summary: An endeavour that tapped in to the experience of recent medical graduates in order to enrich the lived experiences of current students. We do so via a survey designed to seek the opinions of recent graduates on their own experience as students and recruiting recent graduates to produce educational material addressing the needs of current medical students.
The General Medical Council (GMC) of the United Kingdom has issued Outcome for Graduates, specifying the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are expected of new medical graduates. These were initially published as "Tomorrow’s Doctors".
Many volunteers of MegaReach come from the body of medical students, some of whom have already gone on to graduate as doctors practising around the world. They are the living embodiment of the vision set out in Tomorrow’s Doctors. MegaReach is deeply committed to increasing the learning experience of medical students (as much as any other group of students), as that will invariably impact on the effectiveness of their future practice.
Our Today’s Doctors programme, launched in March 2017, seeks to tap on the experience of recent medical graduates in order to enrich the lived experiences of current students. We seek to do so through two linked projects. One will take the form of a survey designed to seek the opinion of recent graduates on their own experience as students. Broadly, we seek to identify the perceived strengths and challenges of the educational systems that had produced them, as indeed there are many such systems. The second project, which will be directly informed by the findings of the survey, will recruit recent graduates to produce educational material addressing the needs of current medical students. MegaReach is particularly fortunate in being able to tap on the skills of some graduates who contributed to our own programme MegaTeach while they were medical students. However, we are seeking volunteers from far and wide to join in this effort that will be led by a recent graduate from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Abdal Albuidair. Please do contact us via email@example.com if you would like to know more about Today’s Doctors programme.
As a citizen leader, my role is to expand our mission throughout medical schools in the UK and beyond by recruiting more doctors as teachers globally. I have personally benefitted from peer-teaching sessions as a medical student and hence, I have the passion for expanding that help for current medical students. Together we can achieve many great things on an academic level and impact the wider community for the better. Please join us to make this happen.
A word from the leader of the Programme . . .
I have been involved with MegaReach since its infancy as a medical student. Initially, I had sought to improve my teaching skills in order to meet training requirements as part of my Doctors-as-Teachers module at the medical school. However, my involvement continued through MegaTeach due to my then new-found passion for teaching. It was a pleasure to witness the impact of those peer-teaching on medical students. We also collected voluntary donations through some sessions, the entire proceeds of which went for deserving humanitarian causes.
Now, as a practicing doctor, I am able to appreciate the enthusiasm among clinicians for the subject of medicine demonstrated through their willingness to learn continuously. We want to share the fruits of that commitment with you, today’s students. We here at Today’s Doctors will help you achieve your greatest potential. You may also find it appealing that proceeds from this project, when they begin to manifest, will go towards humanitarian causes.