29 April 2015
For the first time, doctors from around the globe can now learn from the Trust’s specialist respiratory clinicians after the successful launch of a new educational tool with The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
The interactive educational tool, available on The Lancet’s website, mimics the highly-regarded ground round meetings, commonly held by international teaching hospitals as part of their educational programmes.
Featuring a fictional case study, the first grand round poses a series of questions about the diagnosis and treatment of a complex case.
A patient’s medical history sets the scene whilst a series of x-rays, scans, reports, photographs and videos completes the picture. Viewers answer multiple choice questions throughout before listening to a summary given by the consultant.
Mr Eric Lim, respiratory thoracic surgeon, is the first in a series of clinicians who will publish patient case studies. It is now live on http://www.thelancet.com/interactive-grand-round.
Commenting on the partnership with the Lancet, Mr Lim said: “We are delighted to be spearheading this initiative by partnering with the leading scientific journal in the field. It underscores the reputation of the Trust as an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the management of respiratory diseases.”
Jo Szram, director for medical education, added: "The Trust enjoys a strong reputation for providing postgraduate medical education in the UK. The Lancet's digital platform offers us a valuable and highly efficient channel to reach clinicians and medical students worldwide, expanding our influence around the globe."