Imperial College London offers educational professional development to Clinical Teaching Fellows and Clinical Educators through a series of workshops and associated assignments. The core series of workshops have been accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators at their level 2 Professional Standards (MAcadMedEd), and the advanced series are mapped to their level 3 standards in the educational research & scholarship domain (FAcadMedEd).

These workshops are provided free internally to Imperial College’s associated clinical teachers, and for a per-person fee externally to Healthcare Trusts looking for professional development that is targeted to educators in the clinical workplace. Please contact MERU@imperial.ac.uk to discuss external provision.

The course starts in August so that Clinical Teaching Fellows are ready to welcome medical students onsite at the start of the academic year. The core course finishes in November allowing most participants to attain their MAcadMedEd in time for ongoing specialty job applications in the new year. The advanced workshops are timed to support clinical educators in researching their educational practice with a view to writing up and/or presenting at conferences over the summer before they move on to their next placement.

Assessment is by portfolio, which includes some directed assignments to ensure the course learning objectives are met, but is otherwise curated by the owner to evidence their attainment and progression against the values and standards of AoME, supported by regular review and feedback from peers and faculty.

Interested in becoming a Clinical Teaching Fellow?

Clinical Teaching Fellow posts are advertised externally to Imperial College London School of Medicine. Please apply directly to our partner clinical teaching sites or search https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/.

Learn what the role involves by reading these blog posts by current and previous Clinical Teaching Fellows.

Clinical Teaching Fellow Programme


Programme Schedule 2020/21
EventDate/Time
Local induction (trust medical school(s) plus MERU taster session)  10 August 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
Assignment: pre-reading for workshop 1  17 August 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
MERU core workshop 1: preparing to teach 24 August 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
Assignment: lesson plan & evaluation plan with academic justification  31 August 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
MERU core workshop 2: facilitating learning, and coaching approaches to feedback 7 September 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
MERU core workshop 3: clinical skills and simulation-based education 14 September 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
MERU Autumn Conference (optional) 21 September 2022 (time tbc)
Assignment: reflection on peer-observation  28 September 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
Assignment: pre-reading on assessment, and Peerwise flipped-activity  5 October 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
MERU core workshop 4: assessment for and of learning 12 October 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
Portfolio preparation / peer observation 19 October 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
Portfolio preparation and submission 26 October 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
Pre-reading for advanced workshop 1 2 November 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
MERU advanced workshop 1: appraising and using educational research in your practice 9 November 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
Pre-reading for advanced workshop 2 16 November 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
MERU advanced workshop 2: preparing to do educational research, generating good data 23 November 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
Abstract writing workshop for conferences and scientific meetings (optional) and 2nd portfolio deadline 7 December 2022 (14:00 - 17:00)
Pre-reading for advanced workshop 3 8  February 2023 (14:00 - 17:00)
MERU advanced workshop 3: analysing and theorizing from your data 15 February 2023 (14:00 - 17:00)
Pre-reading for advanced workshop 4 15 March 2023 (14:00 - 17:00)
MERU advanced workshop 4: writing for impact and publication  22 March 2023 (14:00 - 17:00) 
 
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