How is Prescribing Taught in Health Professions Education? A Scoping Review.
- Dr Hannah Gogarty ,MB BCh BaO MRCPI PGDipHPE, (lead reviewer), Lecturer in Medicine, Health Professions Education Centre, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin. Dr Gogarty is a medical practitioner and lecturer in medicine with over five years’ experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. She is a senior item author for the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA), an online assessment of competency in the safe and effective prescribing of medications.
- Dr Patricia Wade, MB BAO BCh MRCPI, Clinical Lecturer, Department of Medicine, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin. Dr Wade is a medical practitioner and clinical lecturer in medicine with experience in undergraduate medical education, including the teaching and assessment of prescribing.
- Dr Erica Smyth, BSc (Hons), MRes PhD, Research Officer, Health Professions Education Centre, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin. Dr Smyth is the Research Officer in the Health Professions Education Centre and BEME coordinator for the RCSI BICC. She is an experienced researcher with experience in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, and is involved in providing methodological support for BEME and other systematic reviews.
- Dr Shane Cullinan, BPharm PGDipHPE PhD, Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin. Dr Cullinan is a pharmacist with experience in both community and hospital pharmacy settings, and completed his PhD investigating inappropriate prescribing in older patients and worked on two European clinical trials (FP7 and Horizon2020 funded), both of which are currently investigating the use of custom designed software packages incorporating computerised decision support systems to optimise prescribing in older patients.
- Prof David Williams, BSc (Pharmacy) MB BCh BaO DME MRCPI FRCPI PhD, Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist and Stroke Physician, Associate Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin. Prof Williams was awarded a PhD in 2002 for his work on pharmacoepidemiology. Following completion of higher medical training at St James Hospital, Dublin, he was appointed as consultant Clinical Pharmacologist and Stroke Physician in Aberdeen in 2002. He served as Clinical Vice-President of the British Pharmacological Society from 2007 to 2010. He is currently the managing editor of the European journal of Clinical Pharmacology. In 2009, he was appointed as the Associate Professor in Geriatric Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland/Beaumont Hospital, where he has helped develop the Acute Stroke Service and undergraduate teaching curriculum in Geriatric Medicine. He is currently the National Speciality Director of training for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
- Prof. Teresa Pawlikowska, MB BS PhD FRCPI, is the Foundation Director of the Health Professions Education Centre at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is an experienced medical doctor and educationalist, and has contributed to the development of BEME since she joined RCSI in 2013.Her particular research interest is relational dynamics and quality of learning and change: student/teacher and patient/professional interactions. She was chief supervisor of the review, arbitrator and editor. ORCID: 0000000184323488
- Mr Paul Murphy, MLIS, is an information specialist with the Library, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin. He was previously medical librarian of University College Dublin. He is a member of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries. Paul has extensive expertise in literature searching for clinical systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) reviews, and evidence summaries.
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