Starting out

Getting into education is not always straightforward. The most recent literature on the topic tells us that it can be difficult to find a network and see a path in medical education (J Browne et al, 2015).

WBYHT wants to help find that path. 

 

Plan my F3

Useful resources

A few useful articles when starting to think about your education career

Twelve tips

 

Jonathan et al set out their “twelve tips” for those keen to embark on a medical education career

Twelve tips

Clinician/educator symbiosis

 

Becoming an educator can support our clinical work in a myriad ways. This is explored here in an article in Clinical teacher

symbiosis

Competencies of medical educators

 

A FOAMed article on the competencies of educators in different settings

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Jobs

 

Find the most up to date job opps

 

NHS jobs is the primary route to find jobs. This month we have picked an exciting opportunity based in London to be a simulation fellow working specifically on COVID.

 

Employer:
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
309 Training & Education Directorate (L4)
Location:
UCH Education Centre, London
Salary:
£33,128 – £52,090 Per Annum Inclusive

 

Apply Here!

Tips for planning a UK based year out of training for doctors

It can be difficult knowing where to start when thinking about a year out of training and embarking on a career in education. Jess sets out her advice for junior doctors.

Plan an F3

Will

“The interview questions revolved mainly around education rather than clinical work.”

My F3 |

 

an educational f3

Will

I am currently doing an educational post for my FY3. This consists of 50/50 split between clinical and educational duties. On the educational side I have fixed teaching days on Tuesday and Wednesday. I am mainly responsible for teaching the 3rd year medical students on placement at the hospital. I supplement the teaching they get on their rotations. This could be various examinations (Thyroid, DVT…) as well as data interpretation (ECG, ABGs, CXR…). I have also branched out and done some A to E simulation teaching. I also do OSCE prep with 5th years and help with the FY1/2 simulation. The job is very autonomous and the opportunities are only limited by your imagination/motivation. 

There are few jobs in/around Manchester that have as much education as my current job. You just need to do a bit of research to find the best ones. A lot of the time fellow jobs were advertised as 80/20 with there being only 20% time for educational duties. When I asked for clarification I was told this was mostly deemed to be teaching medical students that were present on the ward…so no extra educational duties.  

In terms of getting the job I had to put a CV together and go for an interview. Something I had not done since applying to medical school. The interview questions revolved mainly around education rather than clinical work. Fortunately I had done a lot of teaching throughout medical school and my FY1 and FY2 years. 

I have thoroughly enjoyed this year and will look to do similar roles in the future.


My F3