Patient Involvement in Medical Education
The University of Oxford Medical School is committed to working in partnership with patients, carers and family members.
Involving patients in medical education – as teachers, as authors of the curriculum, in recruitment and assessment - will better prepare our students for their future roles in delivering patient-centred, high quality health care. The contributions of patients to the medical school curriculum ensures that students have a better understanding of the meanings of illness, the impact of ill health on individuals and society, and the obstacles to engagement with health care professionals.
Example of patient involvement
Sally has Parkinson’s Disease. She works with Professor Gabriele De Luca and Dr Gina Hadley in the neurology teaching programme for Year 5 medical students. She tells us a bit about her experience of being an Expert Patient Tutor (EPT).
Become a Patient Experience Partner
We invite you to get involved. You don’t need any particular experience. Our PEPs come from all walks of life, with a variety of experiences of medical conditions, either as patients or as carers and family members.
About the Patient Experience Partner Panel
The Panel is a group of people with an interest in using patient experience in medical education. Members are people who have experience of a medical condition, or experience of being a carer for someone else.