Fees and Funding
The IFME programme is only open to those who are currently teaching University of Cambridge undergraduate medical students
(proof of this is required on application).
There are no fees to participate in the programme and no funding required. The programme does not offer reimbursement to participants for expenses incurred in travel or parking to attend the taught sessions.
Director of the IFME programme
Dr Jeremy Webb
Clinical Sub-dean for Staff Development, The University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
Jeremy is a GP and has had considerable experience in Medical Education since working in hospital as a medical registrar when he was a Clinical Supervisor. He has been a GP trainer, was Deputy Director of the Graduate Medical Course in Cambridge for 10 years and has led on Staff Development since 2012. He remains a Director of Studies at Wolfson College; he also is Director of the Post Graduate Certificate (PG Cert) programme which is run at the Institute of Continuing Education at Madingley Hall. He completed a MA in Medical Education in 2005 and he teaches regularly. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2014 Jeremy was awarded one of the University of Cambridge’s Pilkington Prizes for excellence in teaching.
Dr Mark Lillicrap
Clinical Sub-dean, The University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
Mark is a Consultant Rheumatologist who has considerable experience in Medical Education for undergraduates and post graduates. Mark set up the original Clinical Supervisor teaching programme in Cambridge, has been instrumental in reconfiguring the undergraduate programme in Cambridge, developed the Health Education East of England (HEEoE) accredited “Training the Trainer” course for Postgraduate Trainers at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, works for the Educator Developer Group, Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) and also teaches regularly on the PG Certificate (PG Cert) programme for the University of Cambridge. He has himself completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and is a Fellow of both the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME). In 2010 Mark was awarded one of the University of Cambridge’s Pilkington Prizes for excellence in teaching.
Dr Andrew Powlson
Faculty member, Staff Development, The University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
Andrew is a Consultant Endocrinologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where he combines clinical and research interests with an active role in medical education at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, as well as for postgraduate trainees. Since becoming a college supervisor of pre-clinical undergraduates while himself a clinical student, he has developed and expanded his own teaching activities throughout his career to date. Following completion of a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at the Institute of Continuing Education in 2017, he has worked closely with the established facilitators to help deliver and develop the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine’s Integrated Foundations of Medical Education (IFME) programme. His other activities include providing support to the School’s Clinical Supervisor Programme and continuing to supervise his own group of pre-clinical students.
The Faculty are accompanied by other qualified tutors throughout the programme.
Underpinning the IFME programme are the following curriculum frameworks:
The programme is mapped to:
The UK Professional Standards Framework of Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (Descriptor 1) (UKPSF)
The standards developed by the General Medical Council (GMC)
The standards developed by The Academy of Medical Educators (AoME)
The IFME programme is accredited by:
The Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) and Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy)