Clinical Teaching Fellows
CTFs at UCL Medical School are a group of doctors working on a wide variety of educational projects within UCL medical school. We are based in the Academic Centre for Medical Education which is now located at the Royal Free campus in Hampstead. We come from a variety of medical specialties (currently this includes General Practice, Respiratory Medicine, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Acute Medicine, Orthopaedic surgery and Gatroenterology) and work in part-time and full-time posts over a 12-24 month period.
We all have special interests within Medical Education, and each have responsibilities for managing a variety of exciting projects related to teaching, assessment and educational research. There are also several honorary CTFs who work on specific projects.
CTFs with Prof Jane Dacre at the 2013 TiME conference
We are very pleased to have been awarded the Excellence in Medical Education Award in June 2012, in recognition of our contribution to excellence in the MBBS curriculum.
As well as leading our own individual projects and contributing to lots of small group teaching, vertical module teaching and lectures, we all share some common roles and responsibilities for UCL Medical School teaching...
- Pre-medical school
Contributing to the Target Medicine project by marking practice BMAT essays, conducting mock interviews, and providing insights into the life of a doctor
- Years 1 and 2
Marking reflective practice essays, helping to organise and run the new early years OSCEs, and teaching on specific parts of the curriculum
- Years 4 and 5
Running and examining OSCEs, standard setting for written examinations, writing examination questions, supporting the introduction and orientation (IOM) module, supporting the Twilight Clinical Teaching programme, and supporting peer-led teaching and revision sessions
- Year 6 (final year)
Marking Case of the Month, teaching PALS and supervising PALS projects, contributing to planning and delivery of MBBS final examination (written and OSCEs), supporting applications by writing practice SJTs and guidance.
- Foundation years
Delivering FY teaching at the Whittington Hospital and supporting junior doctors as medical educators
- All phases
Teaching TtT courses, teaching on London Deanery Faculty Development courses, contributing to the departments work on GMC Fitness to Practice Procedures