An educational supervisor is a trainer who is selected and appropriately trained to be responsible for the overall supervision and management of a specified postgraduate doctors educational progress during a training placement or series of placements.
The educational supervisor is responsible for the postgraduate doctors educational agreement and should develop a supportive relationship with the postgraduate doctor; honest, constructive feedback and pastoral support should be given when needed.
Regular meetings should be conducted to discuss postgraduate doctors’ educational and clinical objectives.
A clinical supervisor is a trainer who is selected and appropriately trained to be responsible for overseeing postgraduate doctors clinical work and for providing constructive feedback during a postgraduate doctors placement. The roles of Clinical and Educational Supervisors may then be merged; in many Trusts, it is usual for the Clinical and Educational Supervisor to be the same Consultant or GP.
Duties, training & standards
FacultyFaculty ensure that a safe learning environment is maintained for learners and encourages self-reflection on learning Faculty engage in continuing professional development with regular evaluation of performance by both learner and fellow faculty Faculty are competent in the process of debriefing
ActivitySimulation-based education programmes are developed in alignment with formal curriculum Mapping or learning/training needs The patient perspective is considered and demonstrated within educational planning A faculty member with expertise in SBE oversees the simulation programme Design and ensures that it is regularly peer reviewed via feedback, kept up to date and relevant to the clinical needs and mapped curriculum Regular evaluation of programmes and faculty is undertaken to ensure that Content and relevance is maintained.
AssessmentThe assessment is based on the intended learning outcomes of the exercise, with clarity regarding the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be evaluated and is appropriately tailored to the professional Curricula to be evaluated. Psychological safety of the learner is considered and appropriately supported Faculty have a responsibility for patient safety and to raise concerns regarding learner Performance within educational settings.
In Situ Simulation (ISS)Every ISS exercise has clearly defined learning objectives that achieve individual, team, unit level and/or organisational competencies Local processes and procedures are carefully reviewed to deliver ISS activity authentically Faculty delivering the ISS activity are proficient in SBE and have the required expertise on a given Topic.
ResourcesA variety of simulation based modalities, including simulated patients, is incorporated into simulation based programmes to create appropriate realism of the learning environment and achieve the objectives of the session being taught The facility has a clear strategic plan which addresses wider organisational and stakeholders’ Needs A designated individual oversees the strategic delivery of SBE programmes and ensures that appropriate maintenance of simulation equipment is undertaken
Management, Leadership & Development"A designated lead (Dr Manisha Shah) with organisational influence and accountability manages the simulation activity There is a clear vision and mission statement to demonstrate aims and objectives of the facility There is a clear alignment to the wider organisational and stakeholders’ needs, Acting as a quality and risk management resource for organisations to help achieve the goals
Continuing Professional Development
Medical Education at Medway Hospital holds CPD for those who are involved in supervision of doctors in training and medical
students extremely highly. To support this we have a series of CPD events for educators which we’d encourage individuals to
attend which will benefit self development and can be used as CPD evidence for educational appraisals to highlight being up to date with educational requirements.
Dates are available for sessions in April, May and June but further sessions will be available later in 2022 as well.
Any new supervisors wishing to have accreditation training please contact the Medical Education Team.