Name of the activity: Date your Doctor

Country/NMO: Belgium (BeMSA)

Program: Teaching Medical Skills

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education. Education on health issues for specific societal groups, either in the form of projects (set of tasks for a certain group over a fixed period of time), events (something notable that happens) or conferences (form meeting about ideas related to a particular topic, usually over several days).

General description:

As future doctors, some of us are still unsure what they what to specialize in. This is mostly because of a lack of information. By organizing a speed date session during which students can ask ALL their questions to professionals in the field, we hope to offer them the possibility to get a better insight.

This way we hope to make their eventual choice better thought-out with less doubts and stress…

Focus area:

Better insights of different specialities

Problem statement:

As future doctors, some of us are still unsure what they what to specialize in. This is mostly because of a lack of information. This causes a lot of stress, doubts and maybe less good choices.

Target groups:

Medical students

Beneficiaries:

General population, Medical students, Doctors

Objectives and indicators of success:

Allow medical students to ask all their questions to the specialists/doctors they want.-> Questionnaires for both parties afterwards

Increase the quality of their ultimate choice. –> hard to assess on such a short time

Create a new generation of doctors that are better satisfied with their choice/specialty. –> hard to assess on such a short time

Methodology:

Invite 30-50 doctors for every 90-150 students, of all kinds of disciplines.

Make sure the students can subscribe to start with the doctor they surely want to meet.

Then start a rotation: every speed date (3 students at one table with one doctor) lasts 7 minutes. Then the students move to the next table (doctor).

One hour of speed dates.

Then a reception where they can elaborate/meet other doctors

Plans for evaluation:

2 google forms: one for the students, the other one for the doctors attending.