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).
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…
Better insights of different specialities
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.
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
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.