dr Jane Moore
Senior Clinical Fellow & Honorary Consultant
Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health (NDWRH).
Tell us a bit about your role
I am a gynaecologist in the women’s centre at the John Radcliffe (JR) and the course tutor for the Women’s and Reproductive Health module in the Medical School. In NDWRH, we organise the 7 week module of lecture based and clinical teaching and contribute to end of year assessments, as well as collaborating with the wider medical school.
What is the most meaningful aspect of your work?
I really enjoy working with the students. It is inspiring and an absolute pleasure to get to know them, try to understand what they need in order to become good doctors and to support them in achieving this in whatever way seems most useful to them.
Can you tell us about something you've done, contributed to that you're most proud of?
About 12 years ago we set up a new training programme for students to learn the clinical skill of pelvic examination, in which trained lay women teach students using their own bodies. It continues to attract regular comments from students about being one of the most useful learning experiences in the whole of their course. I think the Clinical Teaching Associate (CTA) project is the single thing that I am most proud of, and this teaching and other initiatives across the medical school have led to a wide variety of wonderful new teaching sessions involving patients.
What changes would you most like to see in the Medical Sciences in the next 100 years?
Working with the CTAs and patients generally has changed my perspective on my role as a doctor and a teacher. Trying to listen carefully and enable people to speak their truth to the power of the medical establishment, suggests to me that we are perhaps not always aligning medical services, training and research with the things that patients and the public are looking for. Wouldn’t it be amazing if in 100 years’ time medical science was transparently and accountably aligned with those needs!