Jules Willcocks speaks to Kirsty Forrest and Jo Bishop about Emotional Intelligence in Medicine.
Summary Writer: Christina Goodman
Script Writers: Kirsty Forrest, Jules Willcocks
Editors: Kirsty Forrest, Jo Bishop
Interviewer: Jules Willcocks
Interviewees: Kirsty Forrest, Jo Bishop
Professor Kirsty Forrest is the Dean of Medicine at Bond University, an accomplished medical education leader, teacher, researcher and clinician with proven strengths and skills acquired during her career in the United Kingdom and Australia. She has been involved in medical education research for 15 years and is frequently invited as a facilitator and speaker on education and leadership at national and international forums. Kirsty also practices educational leadership as an Executive Member and Treasurer of the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand and Chair of the Medical Education Collaborative committee.
Kirsty’s passion for medical education extends beyond the undergraduate forum into the graduate forum through her roles as member of the Education, Development and Evaluation Committee and a lead facilitator for the educator program of Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). She works clinically as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Gold Coast University Hospital and is a Fellow of the ANZCA. Kirsty’s clinical research areas include medical leadership education and patient safety.
Associate Professor Jo Bishop is Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Service Quality and Curriculum lead for the Bond Medical Program, which enables her to work with key stakeholders within the tertiary and health service sector.
Jo is a member of national working groups and contributes significantly to international discussions on student support and medical education pedagogy. She has recently been involved with several webinars and international conferences. Jo has nearly a decade of experience as a curriculum director and an anatomist and former stem cell biologist, and sees herself as a medical sciences educator.
Jules Willcocks is an Emergency Medicine Consultant and the Director of Prevocational Education and Training at Gosford Hospital.
His interest is in bringing out the best in people principally through mentoring and coaching. He firmly believes that wellbeing is a crucial part of this and that you cannot look after someone to the best of your abilities if you yourself are not well.
He trained as an executive coach and has a particular interest in financial wellness for doctors.
With Professor Kirsty Forrest, Dean of Medicine at Bond University and Professor Jo Bishop, Associate Dean of Medicine at Bond University, Queensland, Australia
Should medical schools test emotional intelligence (EI) as part of the admissions process? Can EI make a difference to doctors’ wellbeing and patient outcomes? Kirsty Forrest and Jo Bishop think so. They speak with Jules Willcocks about how focus on EI is bringing benefits to their program and hopefully to a future generation of doctors.
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