UCL Medical School


Clinical Teaching Fellows

Clinical Teaching Fellows (CTFs) at UCL Medical School are a group of doctors working on a wide variety of educational projects. The CTFs are from a variety of specialty backgrounds, both pre and post CCT, and work in part-time and full-time posts.

All the CTFs have a designated role within the Medical School, but there are a range of common activities that all CTFs will be involved in, ranging from curriculum development to assessments. In addition to this there are regular professional development sessions and a medical education journal club in association with the research department (RDME).

There are a wide variety of activities that CTFs are involved with from developing content and facilitating learning to educational leadership and research. Some examples include:

Undergraduate MBBS programme

  • Admissions: contributing to the Target Medicine widening participation initiative, interviewing prospective medical students
  • Curriculum development: Designing new curriculum content and reviewing old content, as well as being part of curriculum design
  • Assessment: writing, reviewing, and standard setting SBA and OCaPE/OSCE assessment items, supporting delivery of practical assessments
  • Teaching: Facilitating sessions about clinical examination, professional skills, and preparation for practice.
  • Online learning: Case of the Month tutor programme and reflective writing tutoring