During four years at Hull York Medical School, she established and ran the Interprofessional Training Ward based on the 18-bed Specialist Rehabilitation Unit at Goole and District Hospital. All final year medical students undertook a two-week interprofessional training placement wherein they worked side by side with the trained staff in the Unit to provide all aspects patient care, learning what other professionals did and didn’t do, and sharing their own skills. Her presentation will focus on the experiences and outcomes of hands-on interprofessional training.
Dr McGettigan is a physician and clinical pharmacologist who trained and worked in Ireland and Australia before moving to England. Her interests include quality use of medicines, drug evaluation and selection, pharmacoeconomics, and the adverse effects of medicines. In medical education, her work has focused on curriculum development, interprofessional education and prescribing training.