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

Postgraduate and consultancy

Facilitators on the UCLMS Training to Teach course for clinicians, organising and delivering national postgraduate conferences on healthcare education, and supporting various educational consultancy projects across the world.

You can find out more about what we do by reading our individual profiles, visiting the MBBS Teaching Portal, or the UCLMS online newsletter.