The Gateway Course: An Introduction to Medical Education

This course is a free staff development course offered to all staff involved in the teaching of The University of Sheffield, Undergraduate Medical Students.

Places Available

Numbers are restricted to 30 delegates per course to provide optimal educational opportunities. The course is offered entirely online. This allows maximum flexibility to participants while offering an engaging experience with opportunity to interact with tutors and colleagues around the topics offered.


This course is free of charge as this is a staff development course only for those teaching the Undergraduate Medical Students at The University of Sheffield.  

Time required

We estimate the time requirement is around 2-3 hours per two week session.


When you have completed all of the sessions we will issue you with Certificate of Completion to evidence that you have successfully completed the course and 15 hours of study.

The Faculty

The faculty for the Gateway Course are all members of the Academic Unit of Medical Education. They are experienced in providing long and short courses in healthcare education, within the UK and internationally.

Session Start Date End Date Tutor
Approaches to Teaching Fri 02 Oct 20 Thu 15 Oct 20 Paul Jinks
Educational Theory Fri 16 Oct 20 Thu 29 Oct 20 Andrew Stork
Teaching in Clinical Practice Fri 30 Oct 20 Thu 12 Nov 20 Amir Burney
Assessment and Feedback Fri 13 Nov 20 Thu 26 Nov 20 Denise Thwaites
Curriculum Development Fri 27 Nov 20 Thu 10 Dec 20 Pirashanthie Vivekananda-Schmidt


The next round of Gateway due to start in October 2020 is now fully booked.  The next course will run during Spring 2021 and a date for the booking form will be advertised on here as soon as have a confirmed timetable.

Contact Details

Gail Hible
Learning & Teaching Administrator
Academic Unit of Medical Education
The University of Sheffield
Beech Hill Road
Sheffield S10 2RX