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AMEE Guide to Teaching Sociology to Undergraduate Medical Students 

https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/KTJDveKhVCkhMTvjiqtT/full

The Guide highlights why and how sociology is important to good medical practice. It emphasises practical strategies for teaching, evaluating and assessing sociology in medical education curricula, and aspects of patient partnership relating to this. It also identifies current opportunities and challenges and proposes communities of practice as a means of helping to address these and improving teaching quality.
A core curriculum for sociology in
undergraduate medical education
This is the first authoritative document of its kind to be produced in support of UK medical education. It has been created through extensive engagement and consultation with colleagues working in the field and has input from clinicians, patients and students.
 
As the consultation has been so broad, we believe the curriculum reflects in a concrete way the needs, interests and opportunities for the development and support of students in meeting the key outcomes for sociology as defined by the GMC in 'Tomorrow's Doctors'.
A core curriculum for psychology in
undergraduate medical education
The aim of this research project was to develop an undergraduate core curriculum for psychology in medicine (PIM) that was valid, consistent, evidence based and useful to medical graduates.
 
The Behavioural and Social Sciences Teaching in Medicine (BeSST) Psychology Steering Group is a sub-group of BeSST, a network of 250+ behavioural and social scientists including psychologists, educationalists and social anthropologists with varying degrees of responsibility for design and delivery of programmes of teaching and learning for medical undergraduate students. The group functions as a network formembers to support and develop the B&SS in medicine.
 
This report outlines the rationale for an integrated core curriculum; the process used to obtain consensus among the BeSST group and medical colleagues in relation to the core curriculum topics, how it maps onto the General Medical Council (GMC) recommendations for Good Medical Practice (GMP) (GMC 1995; revised 2001 and 2006), and how a core curriculum could be embedded in undergraduate medical education.

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A core curriculum for psychology in undergraduate medical education