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Samuel Leinster

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Personal profile

Administrative Posts

  • I am Head of the School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice and Co-director of the Education in Health Research Institute

Key Research Interests and Expertise

My current research is focused on the outcomes of the new MB BS degree particularly with regard to the development of professionalism within the medical students. We are also studying the factors on admission that predict success in the course and examining the effect of specific learning disabilities on future career progression.

Specialisms

Medical education; breast disease; psychological effects of physical disease.

Teaching Interests

In addition to teaching on the MB BS medical degree where I take overall responsibility for the assessments as Chair of the Assessment Group, I am module leader for the Leading Curriculum Development module on the MClinEd degree. I am involved in writing distance learning materials for the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research and the World Federation for Medical Education.

Career

Professional Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • BSc Biochemistry
  • MB ChB
  • MD
  • FRCS (Edin & Eng)
  • SFHEA
  • FAcadMed


Research Interests

  • Curriculum Evaluation
  • Assessment methods in health care education
  • Professionalism in health care
  • Outcomes in breast disease
     

Career Summary

Following surgical training in the Royal Air Force, I began my academic career in the Department of Surgery at the Welsh National School of Medicine where I developed my clinical and research interests in breast disease, malignant melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma. I moved to Liverpool in 1982 as Senior Lecturer in Surgery where I developed the Breast Unit as a multidisciplinary unit. I eventually became Professor of Surgery. At Liverpool, I became involved in curriculum development and led the introduction of a new curriculum for the undergraduate medical degree. I moved to UEA in 2001 as Inaugural Dean of the new medical school.

 

Research

My current research is focused on the outcomes of the new MB BS degree particularly with regard to the development of professionalism within the medical students. We are also studying the factors on admission that predict success in the course and examining the effect of specific learning disabilities on future career progression.
 

Selected publications

Medical students’ perceptions of peer feedback on an anatomy student selected study module
I D Gukas, S Miles, D J Heylings, S J Leinster Medical Teacher 2008 30 : 812 - 814
 

A health care curriculum for the 21st century: time for flexibility?
O Westwood, S Leinster, J Weinberg J Roy Soc Med  2008 101: 59-62
 

Teaching in the Clinical Environment AMEE Guide no 34.
S Ramani, S Leinster  Medical Teacher 2008 30 : 347 – 64
 

Systematic review of studies of patient satisfaction with breast reconstruction after mastectomy
V Guyomard, S Leinster, M Wilkinson The Breast 2007 16: 547-567
 

A comparison of the cosmetic and psychological outcome of breast reconstruction, breast conserving surgery and mastectomy without reconstruction
RM Nicholson, S Leinster, EM Sassoon The Breast 16: 2007396-410
 

Medical students’ perceptions of their educational environment: expected versus actual perceptions
S Miles, SJ Leinster Medical Education 2007 41: 265-272
 

Theories in medical education – an oxymoron?
Sam Leinster in: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Theory in Medicine ed: RC Paton  and L. McNamarra. Elsevier London and Amsterdam 2005 ISBN 0444518061
 

Curriculum Planning
Sam Leinster in: A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers ed J Dent R Harden. Churchill Livingstone London 2005 pp19-27. ISBN 0443100837
 

Medical Schools: are we paying for education or technical training?
Sam Leinster J Roy Soc Med 2004: 97: 3-5
 

Standards in medical education in the European Union
S Leinster Medical Teacher 2003: 25: 507-509

External Activities

  • GMC QABME team leader
  • Member GMC Tomorrow’s Doctors revision group
  • Health Care Commission Clinical Advisor
  • PMETB Associate
  • Member Medical Assessment Partnership Board
  • Member, Executive Committee Association of Medical Schools in Europe
  • Member Editorial Board Medical Teacher
  • Member International Advisory Board, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Nepal

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