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International Collaboration Programme


I have been working with Dr Richard Wingate and Dr Anette Wu (Columbia University) on a number of projects as King's College lead for the International Collaboration and Exchange Programme initiated by Columbia University, NY, in 2014. The Department of Anatomy at King's College London has collaborated with the International Collaboration and Exchange (ICE) Programme to open the opportunity to MBBS year 1 and EMDP 1B students to volunteer to participate in the programme.  The programme was initiated in 2014 by Columbia University, New York, and it partners 21 major leading medical universities on 4 continents. The program is an international student networking and exchange program specifically designed for junior medical and dental students - originating from within the anatomy course and created by faculty and students to promote the improvement of global healthcare. The overall objective of this program is to prepare students in the health professions for international leadership roles in their countries and global collaborative problem solving in healthcare.


Education Innovation Fund - for buying the license for IPAC software and for recruiting 15 project assistants for small group work and provide mark and feedback to the group members for calculation and analysis of IPAC values to evaluate the peer assessment component.

Individual Peer Assessment contribution to group work – a pilot study for enhancing our assessment system.

This project aligns with the College Education Strategy goals of embracing students as co-collaborators of the education experience, and driving world-class learning and knowledge creation through research-enhanced education.

The value of group work and peer-assessment and feedback is well known in the literature (Garcia-Souto, 2018; Elliot, Higgins, 2005). In a Bioscience-bioengineering module ‘synthetic anatomy’ 5BBA2031 co-lead by Dr Richard Wingate, Professor Kawal Rhode and me, students are assessed through individual padlet (60% contribution to total mark) and group project work (40% contribution) presented through Table display.

We are keen to introduce the element of ‘individual peer-assessed contribution to group work’ (10% to total mark) where each member of the group could provide anonymised scores and feedback to their peers along with the group mark provided by the tutor. This is to settle concerns about the fairness of the marks, disadvantaging some hard-working students in the group and unnecessarily advantaging ‘free riders’ in the group.

The aim is to:

  • encourage student engagement
  • embrace students as co-collaborators of the education
  • encourage self-reflection
  • encourage their better understanding of the group dynamics
  • refine the assessment and engagement component through research-enhanced education.

To make this happen, we would be employing the methodology for our module.



There are 21 medical schools worldwide are involved in this programme and please see the link below:

The aim of the International Collaboration and Exchange Programme is help improve our global healthcare world by preparing medical, dental and healthcare leaders vis early international networking, collaboration and exchange

PURE Profiles

Mandeep Gill Sagoo:

Dr Anette Wu, Columbia University, NY: