Dr Alison Sheppard
- Position: IDEALS Facilitator
- Email: A.L.Sheppard@leeds.ac.uk
I graduated from the University of Leeds School of Medicine in 2005 and trained in Emergency Medicine on the Yorkshire Deanery run-through training programme. I have worked in a range of medical and surgical specialties at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and St Gemmas Hospice. In 2014 I successfully applied to be a Clinical Fellow in Medical Education at Pinderfields Hospital, allowing me to pursue my interest in education whilst studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education.
In 2015 I had the unique opportunity to spend 18 months working as a clinical advisor on the NHS England Multi-Specialty Community Provider Vanguard programme. Through the Vanguard, I gained a greater understanding of local Public Health challenges, designing new models of care to align with the Five Year Forward View, and the level of commitment that is required to generate change. Alongside this I have worked as an associate bid writer for a Wakefield based healthcare bidding specialists. My role there includes client liaison, research, technical writing and review, working with a wide range of customers in primary and secondary care, medical transport and health and wellbeing services. Through this I have gained a greater understanding of the complexities and challenges of the healthcare commissioning process.
Throughout my medical career I have been actively involved in teachng. Initially this involved providing ward based and emergency department shop floor teaching for fourth and fifth year students on placements, including practical teaching, case discussions and review of test results and images. During my year as a medical education clinical fellow I ran a series of prescribing skills workshops for fifth year medical students, which received good feedback and ultimately an award for the department. I was also part of a team of three clinicians delivering breakfast club lectures, clinical simulation sessions using the SIM Man mannequins, and running a mock OSCE to help students prepare for finals. I have also acted as an MBChB OSCE examiner for the University for several years.
Since January 2017 I have been excited to have the opportunity to work for the University of Leeds as a tutor in the Leeds Institute of Medical Education, facilitating small group teaching and contributing to the assessment process.
- PGC Clinical Education
- Royal College of Emergency Medicine
I have been involved as a tutor in the Leeds Institute for Medical Education since January 2017, facilitating small group sessions for first and second year medical students.
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Medical Education