The Academy’s Medical Training Initiative Orientation Day took place on Thursday 22 November, with over 30 doctors currently in MTI placements taking part. Opened by the Chair of the Academy’s International Forum, Dr John Howard, the day involved an overview of working and training in the NHS and the standards of good medical practice expected from doctors registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).
Members of the British Medical Association (BMA) Ethics policy team used case studies to prompt group debates on difficult situations relating to confidentiality and ethical decision making and a representative from the Medical Defence Union highlighted the importance of good record keeping, with real life examples of how poor note-making can lead to problems. The Culture and Communication session, delivered with great humour, illustrated some of the differences MTI participants can expect to experience when living and working in the UK, and this was echoed by the final presentation on ‘what it has been like for us’ from a group of MTI participants from Brunei, which also noted some of the great benefits of taking part in the MTI scheme.
Throughout the day, useful feedback on how to improve the overall MTI process was also provided.
The day, which was kindly hosted at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, ended with a light reception and opportunity for MTI participants to chat with each other and representatives from the Academy and the various medical Royal Colleges.
Presentations from the day can be downloaded below.