About the Programme

The S|Docs Programme is a support programme for medical students, MedSocs and medical schools. The programme is designed to support medical stduents and provide technology enhanced learning resources for students to augment their traditional learning experiences at medical schools.

The programme is designed and managed by the team at Medics.Academy. Medics.Academy was founded by Johann Malawana and is an organisation that has brought some of the most innovative and high profile learning programmes to UK healthcare. The Medics.Academy team has developed programmes such as The Healthcare Leadership Academy, F|Docs and Nucleus. The team consists of innovative clinicians, medical educationalists as well as engineers, product specialists, and user experience and design specialists. 

The programme will continuously be updated and will have a mix of different learning events and modalities of training.

About the Instructor

Anna Harvey

Clinical Product Manager - S|Docs

Anna is a final year medical student at King's College London and current Editorial Scholar at the BMJ. She has been part of the Medics.Academy team for two years, and has variously written courses, managed the blog, and provided social media support during her time at the company. Her main area of interest lies in medical education, particularly widening access and neer-peer teaching schemes. She is also interested in health journalism and science communication and, when she can find the time, writes the occasional piece freelance. Outside of medicine and writing, you can usually find her at one of London's small music venues or running somewhere very slowly.

About the Contributors

Dr Hiba Khan

Chief Revenue Officer at Medics.Academy

Dr Hiba Khan, Clinical Entrepreneur and Chief Revenue Officer at Medics.Academy. Dr Khan has a background in entrepreneurship, innovation and solutions in healthcare and was recently awarded an Innovation Fellowship at Mid and South Essex NHS Trust to continue this work. Dr Khan runs the development function at Medics.Academy and oversees a global team of executives. Dr Khan also has experience in governance as Vice-Chair of the Board at Queen Mary University Students’ Union and Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee as well as being Governor on the Board of the University of West London Workforce Committee and on the Board of Melanin Medics. Dr Khan has won several awards for research and performance in her clinical roles, a national award in quality improvement, two consecutive “Outstanding Trainee” awards and a gold medal in regional weightlifting.

Professor Derek Gallen

Head of F|Docs Programme

Over the last decade of my career I introduced and looked after the foundation programme in the UK. We managed to get it embedded in UK medicine and the NHS. However there is still a lot of work left to be done. I realised when I retired that we needed to be more innovative with technology in Medical and Healthcare education and try greater consistency and improve the experience of the Foundation Programme. When the Medics.Academy team invited me to lead the development of the  F|Docs programme, I saw this as an opportunity to work with this innovative, young team to bring apply technology and entrepreneurial ideas to the NHS. The team have worked hard over the last 2 years since we came up with the first concepts. They have developed a programme that genuinely tries to support Foundation Schools and Doctors, applying consistency of teaching and supporting individuals to achieve their goals as early stage professionals. The impact of COVID19 did not dent this team, it spurred them on to rethink completely what they were doing and rapidly changed their programme to into something that responded to the needs of students and junior doctors alike. The speed and diligence with which they worked, made me proud to see that the NHS, it’s staff and society generally are in good hands. The programme that Hiba and the F|Docs team are rolling out is something that 3 years ago I wouldn’t have thought possible, but these young professionals are innovating at a pace, and focussing on their colleagues who are students and junior doctors in a way that really is impressive. The feedback and engagement we are seeing is incredible and I am incredibly proud to have led the birth of this initiative and continue to nurture it to have a significant impact on the clinicians concerned and the wider NHS that will benefit. 

Dr Johann Malawana

Founder and Director of The Healthcare Leadership Academy and Medics.Academy

Dr Johann has worked across government, professional, commercial, public sector and international organisations and developed an international reputation as a thought leader in Healthcare Education and Training, Commercialisation and Leadership. Having been trained as a medical doctor and obstetrician, he worked in the NHS for over a decade. Having undertaken several leadership roles across medicine, responsible for large teams, coordinating negotiations on behalf of the medical profession twice with the government and the NHS. Dr Malawana has been appointed previously by the privy council and the Secretary of State for Health to the Boards of the General Medical Council and Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board sitting on committees ranging from finance, pensions, ethics and policy work. Dr Malawana has been recognised in all his previous roles for the exceptional contributions he has made and for having a huge impact on the environments he has worked within. Dr Malawana was appointed as the Healthcare UK, Department of International Trade Specialist Advisor on Education and Training for the UK Healthcare system where he developed strategic policies and partnerships for the public and private sector.

Dr Emma Cox

Chief Product Officer

Dr Emma Cox is the Chief Product Officer at Medics.Academy and an Emergency Medicine Registrar. Dr Cox manages and leads multiples teams of engineers, designers and product specialists across two continents. Dr Cox is passionate about improving healthcare. Dr Cox's particular areas of focus are technology, education and working conditions. Dr Cox's previous experience includes being an Elected Public Governor for The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, a board member of a national union, and an Academic Lead for University College London Medical School. Dr Cox's current roles include being an honorary lecturer for UCLan, a Peer Reviewer for the UKRI, a Committee Member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s National Sustainable Working Practices Committee, and a NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur.

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Who we are: Medics.Academy

    • About the S|Docs Programme

    • Message from Professor Derek Gallen

    • Message from Anna Harvey - S|Docs Lead

    • Join the S|Docs Facebook Support Group

    • Join the S|Docs Slack Community

  • 2

    Outcomes for Graduates from the General Medical Council

    • How S|Docs supports Outcomes for Graduates

    • GMC: Outcomes for Graduates

  • 3

    S|Docs Opportunities

    • The Medics.Academy Virtual Elective Programme

    • The Medics.Academy Fellowship Programme

    • The HLA Associate Membership

  • 4

    S|Docs Virtual Freshers Programme 2020

    • The S|Docs Virtual Freshers Programme 2020

    • Virtual Elective: Mastering Medical School

  • 5

    S|Docs: Clinical

    • Introduction to S|Docs: Clinical

    • S|Docs Clinical: Orthopaedic Fractures by Khalid Al-Hashimi

    • S|Docs Clinical: Cranial Nerve Examination by Hannah Beare

    • S|Docs Clinical: Liver Physiology by Dr Alastair Smith

  • 6

    S|Docs: Professional

    • Introduction to S|Docs: Professional

    • F|Docs Webinar: Working in healthcare teams

    • F|Docs Webinar: Working in healthcare teams webinar

    • F|Docs Webinar: Managing anxiety and uncertainty

    • F|Docs Webinar: Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty in Extraordinary Times

    • From Broadmoor to Best Interests - Mental Health Law for Medical Students

  • 7

    S|Docs: Career

    • Introduction to S|Docs: Career

    • S|Docs Launch: Case Based Discussion and Making the Most of Medical School

    • How to build a successful career at medical school before you graduate - Part 1

    • Introduction to How to Build a Successful Career before you Graduate from Medical School

    • How applicants are scored

    • Importance of early involvement in research

    • Future career

    • Tips

    • F|Docs Webinar: An Introduction to the Foundation Programme

    • F|Docs Webinar: An Introduction to the Foundation Programme

  • 8

    Virtual Clinical Placements

    • Introduction to the Virtual Clinical Placements

    • Virtual Surgical Placement

    • Virtual Sleep Placement

    • Virtual Obs and Gynae & Paediatrics Placement

  • 9

    The F|Docs Programme

    • What is the F|Docs programme?

    • Introduction to the Medics.Academy F|Docs Scholars Programme

    • Applying for the Scholar's Programme

  • 10

    Global Health on Medics.Academy

    • Introduction to Global Health

    • Global Health content available on Medics.Academy

    • Partnerships in a time of COVID-19 Conference: The Speakers

  • 11

    Quality Improvement

    • The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare's tutorial on Sustainable Quality Improvement in Healthcare

  • 12

    S|Docs Live With Eamon

    • S|Docs Live with Eamon Episode 1: Prepping for placement

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