Case writers wanted

We are seeking to recruit generalist (GP) case writers to contribute to Scotland’s first graduate-entry medical degree.

Case-based Learning

The first two years of the ScotGEM curriculum will adopt a case-based learning approach to trigger students’ learning. This will require the creation of a bank of clinical cases. The cases will require expert clinical input viewed both from a generalist and a specialist perspective.

Learning Outcomes associated with each case will be made available to clinicians before writing commences. Each case will have around 15 learning outcomes. Five pieces of work are required as part of the case writing process:

  1. The case itself
  2. An accompanying document to provide Guidance for Facilitators.
  3. A maximum of five clinically oriented Learning Outcomes that you feel we may have missed (or need refined) from the initial list provided.
  4. 1-3 suggested Learning Resources for each of the composed Learning Outcomes
  5. Three exam questions based on the case, to enter the ScotGEM exam bank



NHS Fife has made available some funding for clinicians employed in NHS Fife who seek to complete this work outside their normal education provision.

For more information about case writing for ScotGEM, please contact Dr Andrew O’Malley, ScotGEM Year 1 Lead, at