Digital Transform MedEd workshop: Inspiring educators through performance simulation of music and surgery

Dear colleagues, 

Please join us for the next workshop in the Digital Transform MedEd series on Wednesday 30th June, 09.00 BST / 16:00 SGT:

Pushing the boundaries of medical education: inspiring educators through performance simulation of music and surgery 

This 60-minute workshop will be led by: 

Professor Roger L Kneebone 

Professor of Surgical Education and Engagement Science, Imperial College London 

Dr. Kirsten Dalrymple 

Principal Teaching Fellow, Imperial College London 

Dr. Terry Clark 

Research Fellow in Performance Science, Royal College of Music 

Register your free place here


This workshop presents an initiative between the UK’s Royal College of Music (Master’s of Performance Science) and Imperial College London (Master’s of Surgical Education*) exploring immersive simulation and interdisciplinary experiential learning in surgery and music.  

This initiative was designed to help surgeon and musician educators:  

  1. Better understand expertise theories 
  2. Share educational strategies across their disciplines, and  
  3. Consider the opportunities and challenges of designing novel simulation approaches.  

By using simulation to experience elements of practice, rehearsal and performance in each other’s domains, students were able to engage with practices from a profession normally closed from view.  This enabled them to draw out alignments, differences and opportunities for innovation in educational practice.  Joint sessions have been refined in light of student and organizer feedback and presented outside the institutional context.  

Structure of the workshop: 

During this interactive session, the workshop tutors will briefly frame the wider initiative before diving into a simulation scenario adapted to an online format.  Participants will experience practice, rehearsal and performance from a music perspective. We will reflect on the experience, sharing and comparing perspectives around the use of interdisciplinary simulation as a means to explore complex areas of professional practice.  

* Apply today to join our new online or blended programmes in surgical education.  Our exciting new programme aims to challenge and develop your thinking and practice as a surgical educator:  

Further information: 

Further details are available on the Transform MedEd website.

Best wishes,

The Transform MedEd team