Medical Teaching Fellow
MEDICAL TEACHING FELLOW
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) became a University Hospital in 2009 and is made up of three hospital sites based in Ashford, Canterbury and Margate that take undergraduates from St George’s Medical School, Tooting, King’s College School Medical School and St George’s International School of Medicine. Kent’s new medical school, the Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS), will open its doors in 2020 and we will be taking students from there in 2022. There is a dedicated Education Centre on each hospital site that plays a significant role in medical student and training doctors’ education and training.
There are 3 vacancies for joint EKHUFT and KMMS Medical Education Teaching Fellows. The posts are based within East Kent (QEQMH, Margate, WHH, Ashford and Canterbury) 3 days a week and KMMS sites (2 days a week), but the post holders may be required to travel to other sites of the Trust if required.
The posts have been established to enhance the work of the Medical Education Department in achieving against its strategic goals. Specifically, fellows support in the teaching of medical students at East Kent and to support our undergraduate strategy. The post holders will also provide teaching and educational services to postgraduate medical education. There are dedicated administrative assistants who support the organisation and medical students and trainees within the Trust. For two days a week, the fellow will support the work of KMMS as it enters this exciting phase of opening its doors to new medical students.
The post-holders will be supported to enrol onto a Postgraduate Certificate of Medical Education/Simulation at a local higher education institution with the full cost of the course being covered.
The post-holders will be expected to undertake research into medical education to support the Medical Education Department in its determination to innovate and provide high quality education and training for all its students and trainees. Fellows will support the development of technology enhanced learning for medical students and trainees and the will be required to support faculty in developing skills and confidence in delivering virtual teaching.
The post-holders will participate in the provision of simulation-based learning events for medical students and trainees with support from our simulation faculty. There will also be the opportunity to get involved in other multi-professional learning events which use a variety of forms of simulation (ranging from clinical task trainers, in-situ simulation and full-immersive high-fidelity team training).
Fellows will be expected to support planned and ad-hoc events and projects that support the Medical Education Department’s strategy.