A Representative Medical Curriculum
Chloe Anderton supervised by Dr Andrew Walker
About the student researcher
I’m Chloe, and I am a third year medical student. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to contribute to research exploring Medical Education, with a particular focus upon representation within the MBChB curriculum. As a mature, first-generation student with a working class background, it is important to me that higher education is available to all those who wish to pursue it. With very few individuals within my community progressing into higher education, I often felt unprepared to commence University, and despite the unwavering support of my family, the transition was much more difficult than I anticipated; as a result I am passionate about addressing barriers to higher education, and ensuring that support is available for all those who need it.
In liaison with the wider Curriculum Redefined project, this project provides an opportunity to reflect upon the current MBChB curriculum with the aim of ensuring that the MBChB programme is representative of our diverse community. The project will use surveys, interviews and focus groups to explore the experiences of stakeholders and consider priorities for curriculum change, with a particular focus on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI). The data obtained through these qualitative methods will undergo thematic analysis, so that key priorities for change can influence curriculum redesign and continue the proud record of successful EDI initiatives within the School of Medicine.