Teaching Fellow, Medical Education

London (Greater)
£38,304.00 - £45,026 including London Weighting Allowance
26 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

The Centre for Education has a vacancy for an FTE teaching fellow in Medical Education, focussing on:
a. The Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP)- in support and delivery of education, programme related administration and organisation
b. Delivery of other educational activity within the wider Stage 1 MBBS curriculum, preferably - but not limited to - clinical communication skills teaching within the Introduction to Values-Based Clinical Practice (IVBCP) module, as fits the post-holder's expertise
c. Admissions and selection, for the EMDP and other MBBS entry routes.
The precise nature of the role will be based on the interests and experience of the successful candidate, and in agreement with Senior Faculty, but it is recognised that the priority of requirements is largely indicated by the order in which they are listed above.



  • To deliver teaching and additional support within the EMDP-specific curriculum, so as to positively impact on the experience and successes of EMDP students
  • To assist, as appropriate in the development of EMDP-specific curriculum components and associated administrative duties, including awards evenings and other EMDP-specific events which aim to enhance students cultural and social capital
  • To contribute to other Stage 1 MBBS Module teaching, including clinical communication skills in the Introduction to Values-based Clinical Practice Module, and across the MBBS programme where this fits the post-holder's expertise
  • To contribute to recruitment, outreach and widening participation events as required
  • To contribute to pastoral support across all MBBS programmes
  • To contribute to other projects within the MBBS programme, according to availability and interest

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.
This is a full-time post.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist in identifying the learning and teaching needs of the EMDP students, and in delivering bespoke solutions, including feedback and additional support, as appropriate
  • Assist in the delivery of innovative EMDP-specific teaching across a range of topics, in line with the post-holder's experience. These will include literacy, numeracy, presentation and interpersonal skills, communication skills, Problem-based learning, and biomedical science content to support the core curriculum, where appropriate
  • Take a leading role for organisation and delivery of distinct elements of the EMDP curriculum
  • Contribute to clinical communications skills teaching, and/or other aspects of the Introduction to Values-Based Clinical Practice module within Stage 1, and to other core Stage 1 modules (Foundations of Medical Science, and Genes, Behaviour & Environment), as fits the post-holder's expertise.
  • Set, mark and assess formative work and provide focused individual feedback to students in a timely manner
  • Develop and deliver additional educational initiatives according to interest and need, with senior Faculty involvement and guidance.
  • Tailor interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with students, colleagues across the Faculty and wider College, and external collaborators and stakeholders.
  • Work constructively and collaboratively with Faculty members including academics and Educational Support Services staff so as to improve both student experience and the quality of the MBBS programmes as a whole
  • Assist in the organisation of EMDP-specific events as previously described
  • Balance and prioritise own workload both proactively and flexibly to take into account competing and shifting demands, and a cyclical academic cycle with peaks and troughs of work
  • Work on own initiative, with appropriate support and supervision
  • Contribute to the EMDP selection process, as well as to
  • multiple mini interview (MMI) sessions across all MBBS programmes, as appropriate
  • Contribute to the pastoral care of EMDP students as an EMDP Adviser
  • Act as an MBBS Personal Tutor, as appropriate, to students across the MBBS programmes, including EMDP
  • Liaise with Faculty and College-wide support structures and services to facilitate the exchange of information about pastoral care issues  and to maintain the highest levels of pastoral support in line with College-wide guidance
  • Assist with the organisation and delivery of EMDP-specific events, including `Celebration of Success' and the Morningside Series
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties and projects as requested by the EMDP Directors or the Dean

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria 
1.       Educated to degree level in relevant biomedical sciences subject area, or equivalent
2.       Comprehensive understanding of undergraduate medical education
3.       Insight into the Widening Participation agenda within medial education, and the wider Higher Education setting
4.      Experience of teaching at undergraduate level in a non-clinical setting
5.       Experience of providing pastoral support in a Higher Educational setting
6.      Experience in working across disciplinary boundaries
7.       Understanding of the role of effective clinical communication in delivering high quality, person-centred healthcare
8.      Good research, presentation and academic administrative skills
9.      Willingness to contribute to the diversity and inclusion efforts the Department is promoting
Desirable criteria 

1.       Educated to PhD level in a relevant subject area
2.       Educational Qualification: FHEA or equivalent
3.       Experience of teaching at undergraduate level in the clinical environment
4.      Experience of (or willingness to develop skills in) facilitating experiential/role play teaching and learning of clinical communication
5.       Experience in supporting widening participation students at an undergraduate level
6.      Understanding of both the GMC and QAA's role in undergraduate medical education
7.       Experience/understanding of regulations and practices around medical school admissions.
This post is subject to Occupational Health clearance.