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Twilight Clinical Teaching
Applications are now closed for the Royal Free Twilight Clinical Teaching programme for year 4 students. But if you missed the chance to apply and would like to be a Twilight tutor later in the year contact Chrishan directly.
The programme is run by UCL Medical School, with local 'lead trainees' on each site. For UCLH 2013-14 the lead trainee is:
Twilight Tutors provide regular out-of-hours bedside clinical teaching with a high degree of patient contact. Sessions are focused on history taking, clinical examination, presentation and clinical reasoning. Tutors are autonomous in that they choose which system/topic to teach and arrange the time and place with their own students. The content is not directly linked to the modules that the students rotate through during their placements at The Royal Free Hospital. Each tutor will keep the same medical students over the course of 4 months to ensure continuity and monitor their development.
|Twilight Clinical Teaching|
|Organisation||Each CMT, ACCS, GP or FY trainee is allocated 4-8 students.|
Teaching: Each block of students is at RFH for a 4 month period. You should aim for 1hour a week of bedside teaching (plus preparation time). In total, after accounting for holidays, you should aim for a minimum of 12 hours of teaching over 4 months.
Attendance at 4 out of 6 sessions on teaching skills development
|Role||Your primary role is to provide bedside teaching in core skills, with patient contact. This includes history taking, clinical examination and clinical reasoning. However, you will also act as a mentor to your students.|
There are 3 blocks of student rotations.
Block 1: September - December
Block 2: January - April
Block 3: May - July
Year 4 students complete an Introduction and Orientation Module before you meet them which provides a foundation in working and learning in the clinical environment. They write reflections on their first experiences of history taking; their impressions of standards of clinical record keeping; and their perceived dangers in hospitals. As clinical teachers, you can access these reflections on Moodle, the UCL Virtual Learning Environment, and talk to the students about them. This will be your first contact with your students before you get down to bedside teaching.