What are others doing?

As part of our DA programme of work we asked educators and trainees to talk about their experiences of DA and share information regarding support initiatives.

See how individuals and organisations are tackling the issue of differential attainment.

Personal insights

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Dr Mumtaz Patel: the quality of early feedback

Dr Mumtaz Patel discusses how improving the quality of early feedback can help address differential attainment.

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Scotland Deanery: using data, research and local knowledge

Duncan Pollock and Lesley Metcalf from the Scotland Deanery share with us their experience of using data, research and local knowledge to address differential attainment.

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Dr Wiley: overcoming career challenges

Dr Wiley explains how she has overcome some career challenges and how supportive educational supervision has made a difference to help shape her career.

Support for learners

Melanin Medics: Support for African and Caribbean medical students

Find out how Melanin Medics provide support for African and Caribbean medical students, aspiring students and doctors.

Melanin Medics case study

"Melanin Medics 
is a continuous source of inspiration. The positive representation of black medical professionals has an impact on so many"

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Scottish Trainees Enhanced Programme (STEP)

NES describe a programme that gives international medical graduate trainees an idea of the skills they'll need as a UK GP trainee.

STEP case study

Supporting doctors who graduated outside the UK

Dr Graham Rutt explains HEE North East and North Cumbria's innovative approach.

Allocation and support initiatives

CSA support on extension (SOX)

Dr Anne Hawkridge introduces a package of support for GP trainees which aims to reduce additional training time.

The CSA support on extension

Peer mentoring programme

Dr Storring shares the benefits of a mentoring programme she has developed, this includes links to a practical training tool.

The benefits of mentoring

I-Tap - In training assessment profiler

This demonstrates a tool which uses measures to identify GP trainees who may require support at an early stage of training.

The I-Tap tool

Providing feedback to trainees

Dr Mumtaz Patel shares how using video observation and reflection has helped to support the training of a doctor.

Dr Patel's story about using video observation to support a doctor

University of East Anglia (UEA) peer-led formative mock objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE)

Working collaboratively with students, the university of East Anglia is hosting peer-led formative mock OSCEs to support students to prepare for their Clinical and Professional Skills Assessment.

Mock OSCE case study

Southampton University Medical School self-efficacy case study

An intervention aiming to increase self-efficacy in widening participation students was carried out at Southampton University Medical School with the aim of reducing attrition rates in this group.

Southampton University Medical School self-efficacy case study

Support for trainers and educators

BMA Charter: Preventing and addressing racial harassment

This charter outlines actions to prevent and deal with racial harassment on campus and in work placements. It includes advice for BAME medical students on what they can do if they experience racial harassment. It also provides advice for all on what to do if they witness racial harassment, and how to be an active bystander.

Preventing and addressing racial harassment

"When bystanders don’t react, 
it can exacerbate the isolation, anxiety and exclusion that BAME students may face. Active bystanding to address behaviour targeted at minority or marginalised groups is very important in demonstrating support and inclusion.” 

Supporting educators to understand and respond to differential attainment

Find out how London and Kent Surrey Sussex deaneries are supporting educators to understand and respond to differential attainment.

London KSS toolkit case study

RCPsych support for trainers and international medical graduates

Find out how the RCPsych are supporting doctors from overseas and empowering trainers.

RCPsych trainer and IMG support initiatives

Starting DA conversations early

Dr Rebecca Baron shows us the importance of beginning the DA conversation and using interactive initiatives with medical educators.

Dr Baron's story about starting DA conversations early