James McMillan

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Clinical Teacher (General Practice)

Biography

James McMillan is a sessional general practitioner and medical educator. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1999. He completed his general practice specialist training in Tayside and worked in partnership in Perth for about 5 years. Following this he spent two and a half years as a physician in rural Alberta, Canada. He has worked as an educator at the University since 2015.

Current Roles:

· Academic lead for the General Practice component of year 3 SiP.

· Part of the team responsible for the Dundee Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (DLIC) having had a major role in the development of the electronic learning platform.

· Medical lead for the ‘professionalism’ component of the Inter-Professional Education strand of the undergraduate curriculum.

Research

My work on the Dundee Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (DLIC) has fostered an interest in self regulated learning as a professional skill and how technology does or does not complement that process. I have taken a brief foray into qualitative research and investigated the DLIC students use of and perceptions of the electronic platform created for them. This has been written up as a poster (see media section).

Lectures and conferences

All about you: 90 minutes of indulgence exploring the concept of self-regulated learning. TCGP Conference Nov. 2017. (Joint workshop with Linda Jones, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee).

Teaching

Although I have no defined remit of teaching responsibility, as part of the uTCGP team I provide generalist teaching input into a variety of educational sessions across the entire undergraduate curriculum.