For the Institute for Medical Education the pandemic year 2020 brought particular challenges. Although we all have learned how to cope well in the meantime – many challenges remain.
Medical Education and Corona
This project aims at identifying and describing the experiences made at the Swiss medical schools after having to suddenly switch from on-site to online teaching; in particular, the experienced issues, needs, and solution approaches shall be investigated.
PhD Thesis: Online and blended learning in Precision Medicine
Improving our understanding of teaching and learning methods acceptable and applicable for frontline healthcare professionals.
Precision Medicine for FRONTLINERS
Is a multi-support learning platform on Precision Medicine for the daily practice of frontline care professionals.
Gender gap phenomenon
Gender differences in the career motivations of health professionals.
Communication is a key competence
Communication with cancer patients and their families about approaching death: schaffolding conceptual and practical learning for health professionals
DocCom.Deutsch: Web-based learning modules
DocCom.Deutsch is a series of media-supported online modules for basic, intermediate and advanced training in communication in the healthcare sector. Doctors and specialists from Switzerland, Germany and Austria are involved.
Spiritual Care in Chronic Pain
Interdisciplinary Research for Interprofessional Practice in Medicine and Nursing.
Self-Directed Learning (SDL) in Clinical Work-Life
How can specialists be supported in highly individualized learning processes with the help of modern tools?
PhD peer teaching ultrasound
PhD-Title: «Understanding and Facilitating Near-Peer-Teaching in Ultrasound Education»
PhD Entrustable Professional Activities in Old Age Psychiatry
PhD regarding improving residency training with Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA’s) in Old Age Psychiatry.
PhD regarding Continuing Professional Development conferences
PhD thesis: ”Improving the outcome of conferences on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for healthcare professionals”
PhD multisource feedback in postgraduate medical education
PhD-project: Which factors influence multisource feedback in postgraduate medical education?
Multisource feedback guideline
Use of multisource feedback in medical training: Creation of an implementation guideline.
Develop the Examic Assessment Suite
Applications to support exam services in the written and practical domains.
Evaluation of the «BeFit» Project.
Swiss interprofessional evaluation instrument SIPEI
Application and, if necessary, optimization of the Swiss interprofessional evaluation instrument SIPEI.
Literature search and academic writing
Evaluation of workshops and lectures in literature search and academic writing.
Evaluation to accompany the “Steigbügel” project
Supporting professional reintegration following parental leave.
Presentation format with the greatest learning effect
A randomized field study shows which presentation format of patient-centered communication examples has the greatest learning effect for medical students.
EU project «did-act» on clinical decision-making
An adaptive curriculum for clinical reasoning for students and instructors is to be developed, implemented and disseminated in order to better prepare future doctors and to avoid mistakes.
Competencies of Attendings in GIM Departments in Swiss Hospitals
In Switzerland, the competencies for attending physicians in General Internal Medicine (GIM) are not sufficiently defined, and additional non-medical tasks to successfully practice hospital medicine are not addressed.
Assessment in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training
PhD regarding “Assessment in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training”.
Numerous online learning programs like MorphoMed, RadioSurf or CliniSurf, which were developed at the Department for Education and Media AUM at the IML in conjunction with specialist representatives from the Faculty of Medicine, need to be updated.
Communication courses for Sanacare group practices
Communication courses for the medical staff of the 13 Sanacare group practices. Including role play among themselves and with simulated staff.
Videos to support 3rd year clinical skills training.
HemoSurf is educational software teaching morphological haematology that is known and used worldwide.
SOREL – maintain and redesign
SOREL is an online learning program funded by all five medical faculties in Switzerland and the Swiss Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
BiSS recognised as a «Certified Skills Lab» according to the APF standard
The Association for Medical Education GMA (Committee for Practical Skills APF) awards the Bern Interprofessional Skills and Simulation Personnel Center (BiSS), including its simulation person program, accreditation as a certified skills lab.
Training of Contact Tracers
The IML helped the Cantonal Medical Office of Bern to rapidly set up an online learning programme for contact tracers.
Communication training in Corona times
When face-to-face classes at the University of Bern were discontinued in mid-March, several courses organized by the IML were also affected, including communication training with the simulated patients (SPs). Thanks to the University's video conferencing system, these were nevertheless still held.
The challenge of holding examinations during the Covid-19 pandemic
How can exams take place during the Covid-19 pandemic? As an internationally recognised competence centre, the IML has dealt with the challenges that arose suddenly.
The pandemic is a chance for teaching innovation
The pandemic uncovered a pressing need to implement digital learning and teaching in higher education more broadly. Research shows that previous implementation has progressed slowly and is not always aligned with the requirements and needs of the key players.
The most important highlights that occupied us in 2020.