Trainers / Representatives
College / Specialty Tutors
Defined as a Trainer who is appointed to oversee postgraduate medical training within a specific specialty/programme, promote the learning environment, support Trainers & Trainees and be responsible for ensuring that the programme(s) are delivered to the desired local and national standards.
Within the Local Education Provider each specialty requires a lead for PGME who is responsible for:
- Ensuring that the educational, pastoral & career planning needs of all trainees in the department at all levels and on all programmes are addressed.
- Maintaining an environment within the department conducive to training and that all those within the multi-professional team understand their role in providing clinical supervision to the trainee.
- Supporting the Educational Supervisors and Trainers in their role particularly when there is a trainee who requires additional support for whatever reason.
- Ensuring the quality control of the education and training delivered within that department according to local, regional and national standards.
- With increasing sub-specialisation, particularly in medicine and surgery, there may be a need for several specialty tutors where traditionally there was only 1 College Tutor.
- Providing a communication channel to the Royal College