We are delighted to announce the launch of the Core Curriculum for Sociology in UK Undergraduate Medical Education.
This Core Curriculum for Sociology has been a truly collaborative effort involving social science academics and teachers as well as doctors, patients, students and members of the public. We sincerely hope that the Core Curriculum for Sociology in Undergraduate Medical Education will prove to be a useful guide for individuals and groups involved at all levels of medical education. Our aim is to consolidate the position and status of Sociology and its contribution to the medical profession. Our goal is to ensure that teachers (academics and researchers) are well supported and importantly that students have the best grounding ahead of their service to patients, communities and populations. We want to ensure that these goals and the resources to support them are well publicised. To support this, we have sent hard copies of the guide to each medical school in the UK and to the GMC and HEA.
An e-version of the Core Curriculum for Sociology in Undergraduate Medical Education is available on our new website http://www.besst.info
Please take a look at the website - it is a live, dynamic area to which we can all contribute. You will also find an e-version of the psychology core curriculum there. The website is a resource for generating collective themed information about issues, resources and solutions related to Social Science Teaching in Medical Education. The website contains contact details and more info about BeSST and its networks.
We welcome you to distribute news of this launch and invitation to the BeSST website amongst your networks