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Roles for more senior trainees

Most of the information in this teaching portal is aimed at Foundation Trainees and Core Trainees. However, there are other educational roles that can only be undertaken by more senior volunteers. We would love to hear from you!

Clinical and Professional Practice Tutors

Clinical and Professional Practice tutors are recruited annually in the summer, and commit to teaching 12 to 40 sessions per year, paid on a sessional basis. Tutors need to have a healthcare related qualification (not all are doctors) and experience in teaching. Occasionally reserve tutors may be needed to cover absences. This is an ideal opportunity for a Registrar taking time out of training or undertaking research, as they are more likely to be able to commit their time flexibly to the students (you will be need to be available on Thursday mornings and/or afternoons and/or Friday mornings).  For more information on the Clinical and Professional Practice see MBBS Core Information. Please contact Izzie Jay for more information.

Mental health:

Doctors with experience in psychiatry or general practice are highly valuable small group work facilitators for vertical module teaching in mental health. Year 4 students work in small groups frequently throughout the year and cover topics such as suicide/self harm, personality issues. These subjects require expertise so we would love to hear from you. Please contact Berni Courtney for more information. 

Communication skills:

Communication skills are taught in small groups, often using skilled actors to role play scenarios. Facilitators are needed to run the sessions. This is suitable for experienced teachers or clinicians with experience of facilitating small groups. Please contact Lorraine Noble for more information. 

Ethics and Law:

Ethics and Law is taught throughout the undergraduate curriculum through interactive sessions in small groups. Tutors with an interest in ethics and law in medicine would be welcome to contribute to this programme. Please contact Jayne Kavanagh for more information. 

OSCE Examiners

We are always looking for more examiners for OSCE stations. Examinations take place at various sites over the course of the year. Please see the table below for details of OSCE dates for all year groups and which doctors are eligible. Experienced examiners are also invited to become question writers for SBAs and OSCEs.

 Dates and eligible grades for OSCE Examiners
Year Month of OSCEs
Eligible grades Contact
Year 1
Feb FY1+  mbbsy1@ucl.ac.uk
Year 2
May FY2+ mbbsy2@ucl.ac.uk
Year 4
July ST3+ GP & SAS              medsch.year4@ucl.ac.uk
Year 5
July ST3+ GP & SAS medsch.year5@ucl.ac.uk
Year 6
March SSO: ST3+ GP & SAS
LSO: Consultant and GPs only
medsch.year6@ucl.ac.uk

Patient volunteer recruitment

We also need your help in recruiting patients for Finals exams and for PACES. See the guidelines on appropriate patient recruitment and all the contact details on our patient volunteers webpages. And please get in touch if you need any further information. 

Personal tutors

The medical school are looking for personal tutors for students in all years. Tutors should be FY2 level of above and would have a series of meetings and contacts with students over a two-three year period to support their pastoral needs and academic progress. Please see the guidance for further information and contact medsch.ptutors1-6@ucl.ac.uk if you would like to get involved.

GMC pilots  

An alternative way to get involved in medical education in a broader sense, is to participate in the GMC Fitness to Practice Pilots. You will get an insight into the Fitness to Practice process, experience in assessment methods, and also get paid. See the  GMC pages for further details of specialities that are currently required.