Teach with us
We offer a variety of teaching opportunities within the School of Medicine, ranging from forum membership and examiner positions, to programmes aimed at education portfolio development and even honorary contracts.
The following sections offer some examples of these opportunities. If you are a member of University of Liverpool staff or a doctor working in the Mersey region at ST level or above and you would like to make a general enquiry, please complete the attached expression of interest form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of our staff will be in touch with you soon to discuss available opportunities. Our privacy statement is available here.
Senior Education Roles within the School
There are several formal leadership and curriculum management roles involved in developing the School. We welcome enquiries from Consultant level and Academic staff about these to DoS@liverpool.ac.uk.
Faculty of Clinical Educators’ Forum
The Faculty of Clinical Educators forum provides educators from across the region with opportunities to meet together, discuss new approaches to medical education and share innovative ideas for development.
Training and Development for Educators
Our clinical skills team are always looking to recruit OSCE examiners to assess students’ clinical competence in practical examinations.
If you’re a doctor or healthcare professional and would like to become an examiner, please register your interest on the Liverpool OSCE Examiners site.
Each undergraduate medical student at Liverpool is allocated an educational supervisor whilst on placement, which are vital assets in providing support and guidance on how to access and make the most of learning opportunities, providing feedback and reviewing progress. If you are interested in becoming an educational supervisor please speak to your Trust’s education team.
For more information on the role of the educational supervisor, see the General Medical Council’s Promoting Excellence: standards for medical education and training publication.
Each year the School of Medicine appoints a number of Clinical Medical Education Fellows. These are appointed for 12 months to undertake a major role in the organisation and delivery of the MBChB curriculum. Fellows teach, assess, provide student support and engage in curriculum development activity, as well as appropriate CPD and research opportunities. Applications are open to trainees who are fully registered practitioners, with an interest in medical education.
Associate Clinical Teachers
The School of Medicine has developed an Associate Clinical Teachers (ACT) programme to support training doctors who are seeking to develop an education portfolio. All trainee doctors in the Mersey region are eligible to apply, though we are particularly seeking interest from those who work in acute disciplines and grade ST3 (or equivalent) or above.
The ACT programme consists of an initial teaching skills course, followed by five or more half day teaching opportunities and complemented by coaching, feedback and support. In addition, a 12 month membership of The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) is available. An activity log and certificate of completion will be provided to all Associate Clinical Teachers who complete the course.
All costs for training, support, development sessions and travel will be met by the University. Time (approximately 5 days across the year) to participate should be taken as part of study leave (all days can be chosen from a defined list at the beginning of the academic year).
If you would like to apply please send a one page CV and expression of interest letter to email@example.com. The next closing date is 25 February 2018, although applicants are welcome to contact the school outside of these times.
If you are invited to interview, please note that you should have identified that you will be granted study leave for the course in advance.
For clinicians or educators with a significant involvement in teaching students at the School of Medicine, honorary positions (such as Honorary Senior Lecturer, Lecturer or Clinical Tutor) are available.
The Clinical Sub Deans at each NHS Trust are responsible for recommending staff for honorary status, so if you are interested you should speak to the relevant Clinical Sub Dean in the first instance.