Guy’s and St Thomas’/ Kings College London Medical Education Fellowship
Guy’s and St Thomas’/ Kings College London (GSTT/KCL) Medical Education Fellowship has been designed to facilitate the development of trainees who have a specific interest in medical education and aspire to be a lead educator. The scheme aims to nurture the trainees interest and develop their skills and knowledge base through collaboration with and support from KCL and HESL.
Medical Education Fellows Projects
As part of the fellowship Medical Education Fellows (MEF) are expected to undertake an educational project. Project decisions are finalised at individual project meetings at the outset of the fellowship. GSTT/KCL will then facilitate the initiation of the project and ensure that each MEF has an allocated supervisor to support them during the development of their project. MEFs are encouraged to present project work at national or regional meetings. Nominal funding towards the cost of conference fees, travel and accommodation, and also the printing costs of posters or supporting material is available. The process for making claims is as for normal study leave.
The Project Supervisor role
The project supervisor role relates to the project element of the fellowship and is responsible for providing educational advice and guidance to the MEF as needed. The role can range from simple project guidance to a mentoring type relationship. In essence, the role can be as hands-on or hands-off as the supervisor and MEF would like. The supervisor should be someone who is both interested in medical education and the topic area covered by the project. In some cases it may be advantageous for them to be in the same specialty or locale as the MEF, although this is not essential. MEF’s retain their normal educational supervisor for their clinical training and are allocated both academic and clinical tutors for the Post Graduate certificate course at KCL. The project supervisor is not expected to become involved in these aspects of an MEF’s development.
The fellowship is undertaken alongside current training commitments. No additional training time is allocated.
- Designed to facilitate the development of trainees who have a specific interest in medical education.
- The scheme aims to nurture and develop educationally minded professionals who may be interested to take up lead educator roles in the future,
- Collaboration with, and support from, GSTT, KCL and HESL.
- Go forward with the skills and motivation
- MEFs remain in clinical training placements
- Does not lead to an extension of CCT date.
- Initial tenure of one year.
- Financial support by reducing the cost of the course
For further information please contact Schoolofimprovement@gstt.nhs.uk