KIPRIME Podcast

Alina Jenkins

The Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education is a major international award and was created to recognise and stimulate high-quality research in the field and to honour scientists who have made a significant contribution to medical and healthcare education. In this podcast series we’ll explore the origins of the KIPRIME and discover the passion and commitment of the people who made it happen; we’ll also hear from previous winners and discover how their research has helped to blaze a trail in this emerging field. Inspiring and supporting the next generation of researchers is at the heart of the prize and a major initiative in 2019 was to establish a fellowship programme. This exciting project has brought together some of the brightest minds who are at the cutting edge of research in medical education. From examining the neuroscientific correlates of clinical reasoning to exploring the dominance of the global north, we’ll hear from 13 inspiring scientists, doctors, psychologists and researchers.Your host for the series is Alina Jenkins; a BBC presenter and journalist since 2001 with an extensive background in communicating science. She also works in the pharmaceutical, finance and engineering sectors as a communications coach. read less
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Episodes

Transforming feedback and promoting inclusion in education - an interview with Dr Joanna Tai
Apr 27 2024
Transforming feedback and promoting inclusion in education - an interview with Dr Joanna Tai
Dr Joanna Tai is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.She is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an active member of several professional associations, including the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professions Education, the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, and the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction.Joanna's research spans several key areas of interest. Her work on feedback for learning explores how students engage with and contribute to feedback processes. Since her early days as a medical student, Joanna has been fascinated by the challenges surrounding feedback, particularly from the student perspective. She focuses on developing evaluative judgment and peer feedback to enhance students' lifelong learning capabilities. This research has led her to collaborate with colleagues on various projects to understand and improve feedback literacy among students.Joanna has also developed a growing interest in assessment for inclusion. She realised that the traditional approach to assessment often requires accommodations and adjustments, emphasising a "deficit approach."In this episode of the KIPRIME podcast, Joanna talks to Alina Jenkins about improving educational practices to ensure all students can thrive, regardless of their background or abilities.
Using arts and humanities to innovate pedagogy - an interview with Professor Gabrielle Finn
Feb 4 2024
Using arts and humanities to innovate pedagogy - an interview with Professor Gabrielle Finn
Gabrielle Finn is Associate Vice President for Teaching, Learning, and Students at the University of Manchester, where she was previously Professor of Medical Education and Vice Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine, and Health.She has a track record in establishing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In an earlier role, Gabrielle was the founding Director of the Health Professions Education Unit (HPEU) and Chair of the Postgraduate Board at the Hull York Medical School (HYMS), where she worked extensively on widening access and curriculum development, including the implementation of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships into medical programmes. She was also Programme Director for the blended and distance learning courses for the MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate in Health Professions Education at HYMS, working with AdvanceHE to deliver this accredited programme.Gabrielle has a diverse research portfolio which spans both qualitative and quantitative paradigms.  She initially conducted her doctoral research exploring anatomy, pedagogy, and medical professionalism. Gabrielle has over 150 peer-reviewed outputs, including books, book chapters, journal articles, and over 140 international conference presentations. She is an advocate for the use of arts and humanities with curricula, researching their use. She has a keen interest in exploring the hidden curriculum, publishing a body of work with Professor Fred Hafferty, and challenging the notion of teaching by stealth. More recently, Gabrielle has been working on a range of areas pertaining to equality, diversity, and inclusion.In this episode of the KIPRIME podcast, Gabrielle talks to Alina Jenkins about an evidence base for innovative methods of teaching anatomy, Professionalism and the Conscientiousness Index and novel research methods using the development of love and breakup letters to help research empathy and empathic dissonance.
Studying patient-focused approaches to physician performance assessment – an interview with Dr Dan Schumacher
Nov 30 2023
Studying patient-focused approaches to physician performance assessment – an interview with Dr Dan Schumacher
Dr Dan Schumacher is a tenured professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he also serves as co-director of the CCHMC Education Research Unit and Education Research Scholars Program. His career has been dedicated to residency administration and medical education research, and he holds a PhD from the Maastricht University School of Health Professions Education. His research focuses on competency-based assessment, including milestones, EPAs, and resident-sensitive quality measures that he developed as part of his PhD work.  His research on competency-based assessment has garnered substantial external funding and made important advances in patient-focused assessment approaches, such as EPAs and RSQMs. The goal of his research is to ensure that training and educational outcomes prepare physicians to achieve the outcomes that patients need.Dan is one of a select number of Americans who are members of the International Competency-based Medical Education Collaborators. He received Academic Medicine's Excellence in Reviewing Award as well as multiple top reviewer awards from the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. He was also Cincinnati Children's first recipient of the prestigious and competitive Macy Faculty Scholar Award from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and received the Cincinnati Children's Educational Achievement Award in 2018.
Spanning the Lifespan of the Health Professional - An Interview with 2022 KIPRIME Winner Professor Kevin Eva
Oct 12 2023
Spanning the Lifespan of the Health Professional - An Interview with 2022 KIPRIME Winner Professor Kevin Eva
Professor Kevin Eva is Associate Director and Senior Scientist in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship and Professor and Director of Educational Research and Scholarship in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Medical Education. Kevin’s research is diverse. It has impacted medical school admissions by introducing multiple mini-interviews as a rigorous process to select trainees based on their interpersonal skills. His work has also advanced the understanding of clinical reasoning, guided improvements in experts’ ratings of student performance, and fundamentally altered how the field thinks about self-assessment, feedback, and their role in performance improvement. The core theme of Kevin's diverse research interests is how we can improve decision-making in the context of health professional training and practice. Kevin has tremendously influenced health profession education for 25 years by providing innovative ideas, perspectives, and scientific writing skills. His work as editor of a leading research journal in medical education has had a remarkable impact on health profession researchers worldwide, highlighting the importance of scientific rigour. In this first episode of series three of the KIPRIME podcast, Kevin talks to Alina Jenkins about his career, his research areas, and his advice for anyone wanting to develop a career in medical education research.
Understanding and Improving Workplace Learning – An Interview with Dr. Bridget O’Brien
Mar 16 2023
Understanding and Improving Workplace Learning – An Interview with Dr. Bridget O’Brien
Bridget O’Brien, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine and an education scientist in the Center for Faculty Educators at the University of California, San Francisco. As co-director of the Teaching Scholars Program and the UCSF-University of Utrecht Health Professions Education doctoral program, she teaches and mentors faculty and learners interested in education research and scholarship. At the San Francisco VA, she directs the Advanced Fellowship in Health Professions Education Evaluation and Research. In 2015 she was selected as one of five national Macy Faculty Scholars supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. She is also a deputy editor for the journal Academic Medicine.She began her career in medical education working on the book Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency, published by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. O'Brien's research focuses primarily on understanding and improving workplace learning among health professionals. Her work has explored learning processes in interprofessional, team, and longitudinal clinical experiences. Her current work studies opportunities and barriers to lifelong learning in clinical practice. Dr. O'Brien has expertise in qualitative research and has authored and co-authored several articles on qualitative methods, including guidelines for reporting on qualitative research.  In this episode of the KIPRIME podcast, Bridget talks to Alina Jenkins about her background in organizational behavior and professional education and what inspired her to move into improving workplace learning.