Faculty of Academic and Clinical Educators
The Faculty of Academic and Clinical Educators (FACE) provides colleagues from across the region with opportunities to meet together, discuss new approaches to medical education and share innovative ideas for development.
A regular programme of CPD is offered across the year, covering a range of topics including feedback, assessment and teaching techniques. These are mapped to AoME, HEA and GMC domains to allow educators to develop their portfolio of experience.
Membership is free. Join online today!
CPD Programme of Events
Plans are ongoing to expand our Faculty of Clinical Educators (FACE) CPD programme, with a rolling schedule of medical education development events.
We have also been developing a system which will allow you to build up credits by attending these sessions and reflecting on your experiences at a time and pace that fits your busy working life. These credits can then be put towards a qualification for you to take away.
With a mixture of daytime and evening sessions there should be something to suit everyone’s rota. Each event is mapped to GMC, AoME and AdvanceHE (formerly HEA) guidance for educators, to help you develop your portfolio of evidence, whether for appraisal, revalidation or simply the joy of learning!
Future topics include teaching techniques, learning theory, experiential learning and educator development.
Given the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, and in line with University of Liverpool guidance, from March 2020 we are putting our CPD programme temporarily on hold. Wherever possible, we will work to offer events online and will provide details over the coming months.
31.01.20 | FACE CPD Assessment event
The first in a series of events designed to focus on the pedagogy and practicality of running high quality educational assessment.
Whilst an introductory event, a lot of ground was covered, and much of it at an advanced level – looking at myths and misconceptions within assessment, theory and good practice – with some future gazing about where assessment of the future might be going.
Thanks to colleagues across primary, secondary and community care setting for brings ideas, expertise and a willingness to challenge – very much a demonstration that assessment can be fun!
We look forward to seeing you at future related events – looking at assessment of knowledge, clinical performance and actionable feedback.
Associate Clinical Teachers
The School of Medicine has developed an Associate Clinical Teachers (ACT) programme to support trainee doctors who are seeking to develop their educational portfolio. All trainee doctors in the Health Education North West region are eligible to apply, though we particularly seek interest from those who work in acute disciplines and are 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 with observation and feedback over the year. Each ACT has a mentor, under whose guidance they complete an undergraduate education project. An electronic log book is provided and a certificate is given to all ACTs who complete the programme.
All costs for training, support, developmental sessions and travel are met by the University. Time to participate (approximately 5 days across the year) should be taken as part of study leave. Prior to starting the programme, successful applicants are required to confirm approval from their Training Programme Director (TPD).
Recruitment begins in Spring for a September start each year. If you would like to express an interest in the programme, or to find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communication for Clinical Practice Tutors (CCP)
Interactive Communication for Clinical Practice (CCP) workshops are delivered by a dedicated team of doctors and other healthcare professionals with a special interest in supporting student doctors as they develop their professional communication skills.
If you are interested in joining our CCP tutor team please visit our School's CCP Webpages for more information.
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. Further details are available on the University’s recruitment pages. Applications for 2020 are now closed.
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.
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.
Guidance on how to apply and the relevant forms can be found on the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Honorary Contracts webpage.
If you have any further queries please contact Liz Williams.