The programme has a strong emphasis upon professional practice and is designed for those who have teaching roles that brings them into contact with students. It is suitable for those doctors new to medical education and training, as well as those with experience.
The programme has been designed for busy doctors, to enable them to learn in the context of their everyday activities. The study day attendance is compulsory and participants have found that periodically meeting fellow clinicians to discuss common educational issues aids the development of individual medical education skills.
The programme will enable students to:
- Develop practical, generic skills in teaching and assessment underpinned by an understanding of educational theory
- Enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes as medical teachers in relation to teaching and assessment
- Plan and deliver effective educational experiences
- Develop sound academic skills applicable to the field of medical education, including literature review and research