Like new treatment methods in clinical medicine, medical education needs to be evidence-based rather than based on tradition and convenience. Educational research is essential for finding new and better ways to educate health professionals.
Working with partners from across the world, LKCMedicine’s Medical Education Research and Scholarship Unit (MERSU) focuses on rigorous, theory-driven research which progresses knowledge of the cognitive, social, systems and material influences on learning and performance throughout the continuum of medical education, training and practice. We support important research which has immediate impact on national, regional and international practice and policy as well as more theoretical work which paves the way for changing thinking.
The key domains of medical education research at LKCMedicine are fundamentally interdisciplinary and include:
- performance and assessment at the medical school and within the clinical workplace;
- clinical and diagnostic reasoning;
- emerging technology and innovation; and
- influences on medical career choices.
The members of MERSU bring about a wealth of professional experiences from their dynamic international perspectives.