Annual report IML 2017
The main task of the Institute for Medical Education is to support medical education − through services, development of methods, infrastructure, and knowledge about teaching and assessment.
Enthusiastic medical student develops an app for CliniSurf
Learning program of the IML provides the impulse for a heart sounds app.
New location for the BiSS
On behalf of the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern, the IML runs the Bern Interdisciplinary Skills and Simulated Patient Centre BiSS at the new location “UniZiegler”. Thanks to the addition of a new learning centre, the UniZiegler meets the needs that arose from the creation of 100 additional study places in human medicine.
Open day at Mittelstrasse
As part of the open day at the Uni Mittelstrasse building on the 27th October, the IML showcased itself through various presentations and activities. Young and old were able to experience medical education firsthand and were amazed by the exciting work field of the IML.
AMEE 2018: Focus on Medical Education
From the 25th – 29th August 2018, the IML took part in the conference of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) in Basel. Among the 5000 participants from 150 nations, the institute was represented both with scientific contributions and as an exhibitor.
The IML is moving closer to the University
From the 14th May, the Institute for Medical Education (IML) will be located in the Länggass quarter.
The future is digital
The IML has been training learners to become mediamaticians for over 10 years. With their finger on the pulse of medical education, these young people have a great deal to offer and can develop their professional skills in an optimal manner.
Remembering a forgotten condition
The link between nutrition and health is undisputed – today, as in the past. Historical film material from the IML collection illustrates this with the example of endemic goiter (“cretinism”) through vivid images. The fact that the theme continues to be topical is demonstrated by an enquiry from French TV.
The IML once again receives the SAMS award for best practice in interprofessional teaching.
Students teach students
Students support their colleagues in learning to report and evaluate electrocardiograms (ECGs).
Targeted creation of exam questions – it’s better together
In March 2017, the new exam questions for the Federal licensing MC examination in human medicine were created, for the first time, in a two-day workshop. The quantitative output was very good. The authors’ satisfaction and the qualitative output were considerably better than in previous years, when the questions were devised individually or in smaller workshops.
True-to-life examinations through hybrid simulation
For quality assurance of the Federal Clinical Skills Examination, the Institute for Medical Education (IML) is working on the innovative concept of hybrid simulation in cooperation with the Universities of Lausanne and Zurich, on behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).
Interprofessional teaching with simulations and standardized patients
The conference “Standardized Patients and Simulation” (SPSim) on 16.-18.3.2017 fell under the motto “Curricular Integration of Simulation in Healthcare – from Concept to Reality”.
Research internship at the IML – a personal experience
Psychology students regularly undertake research internships at the Institute for Medical Education (IML). Simon Burkhalter reports on his own experience as an intern.
Usability without users
How can one optimise interfaces in a time- and safety-critical context without knowledge about the users of the system?
Impressions of MME orientation days
The 13th MME programme cycle started at the beginning of February. 24 curious, open-minded, and highly motivated continuing education students arrived at the reading room of the learning centre in Bühlstrasse to discover the world of Medical Education.
Medical education up close and personal
The GMA conference took place from 13th to 17th September 2016 under the motto “innovative together”. Participants had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of medical education, get up to speed on scientific teaching opinions, and discuss burning issues directly with international experts.
Tradition meets innovation
The Institute for Medical Education (IML) has a long history as a national competence centre. A look back shows that the close tie between teaching, assessment and practice in Bern is a model with tradition and an international reach.
How MC questions become ready for examinations
Not only the candidates feel challenged when preparing for a Federal medical examination
Tablet exam: Students are «positively surprised»
«Clearer and more practical»: Two out of three students prefer to solve multiple-choice exams on a tablet rather than on paper.