What is The Peer Tutor Programme?
The Peer Tutor Programme started in December 2011 and was initiated by Dr Janet Porter, a Visiting Lecturer from St. George’s University, UK. The concept and evidence for peer teaching have long been part of the medical education programme. It was also created in line with the International Medical University’s Policy for Peer tutoring.
Tutors are recruited on a voluntary basis from cohorts who had recently graduated from the medical programme (after their Semester 10 examination) and cohorts who had completed their First Professional Part 2 Examinations (Semester 5). These group of tutors was found to be most suitable as they were either awaiting their posting into the housemanship or awaiting their transfer to Partner Medical Schools. Thus, they were available to tutor classes during the semester.
All tutors have to attend a mandatory preparatory workshop to equip them with theoretical and practical skills before taking up the role of a tutor.