Sunday August 28th 2016 – 09:15-16:30 – Barcelona – Spain
Going beyond veterinary professional skills: the question of employability
Liz Mossop, Kate Cobb (School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, UK), Susan Rhind (Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK), John Tegzes (Western University of Health Sciences, USA)
The concept of employability is receiving increasing attention in clinical education, with recognition that educators have a duty to ensure graduates are capable of smoothly transitioning into, and succeeding in, the professional workplace. Employability is more than simply the ability to obtain employment post-graduation. Professional skills are certainly key to this concept, and these are firmly positioned in the veterinary curriculum. In addition to formal teaching the importance of activities outside the curriculum in developing employability by contributing to skills such as communication, collaborative teamwork and wellbeing requires acknowledgement.
This workshop will consider the concept of employability in clinical curricula, with a focus on veterinary education. Delegates will take part in a range of activities encouraging them to consider their role as an educator in ensuring graduates recognise the skills they have, those needing development, and how they contribute to their employability.