Are you an HEE EoE Trainee (ST1+) interested in teaching?
Have you heard of this unique opportunity to add a collaboration with HEE EoE School of Paediatrics, UCAM, ARU, and UEA to your portfolio?
PURE (the Paediatric Undergraduate Regional Educators Programme) is a pilot project which needs Paediatric Educators to deliver small group teaching sessions to undergraduate medical students, throughout the East of England.
Educators participating in the pilot can expect to receive feedback and mentoring from qualified Paediatric consultants and experienced teaching leads within the medical education sector, as well as training and support for their teaching.
Pilot Phase 2 Trusts Aug 2022 – Jul 2023
Where will you be in September this year?
Following the successful launch of our pilot in September 2021 – June 2022, we are now looking to recruit for Phase 2! Launching in September 2022, our next phase is currently recruiting ST1+ Trainees from the following trusts:
1. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHSFT – King’s Lynn
2. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHSFT – Norwich
3. James Paget University Hospitals NHSFT – Great Yarmouth
4. East Suffolk and North Essex NHSFT – Ipswich
5. East Suffolk and North Essex NHSFT – Colchester
6. Mid and South Essex NHSFT – Broomfield (Chelmsford)
7. East and North Hertfordshire NHSFT – Lister
8. North West Anglia NHSFT – Hinchingbrooke (Huntingdon)
Can you deliver?
As a Paediatric Educator, we need you to deliver bedside teaching sessions to a small group of students during their Child Health attachment at one of the above trusts.
Sessions will be at least one hour in duration and will focus on the clinical assessment of children and young people, covering the following learning outcomes:
- Perform a structured examination of the respiratory system.
- Perform a developmental assessment in a child under 5 years old.
And a choice between the below outcomes for you and your students:
- Perform a structured examination of the cardiovascular or gastrointestinal system.
- Perform a structured examination of the central and peripheral nervous system or musculoskeletal system.
As an essential part of these sessions, you will provide the students with positive and constructive feedback to reinforce their knowledge and identify areas for improvement on their examination skills. Planning of the sessions is flexible.
What do we offer?
The PURE programme aims to provide a structured framework for you to build your skills, knowledge and confidence in teaching, self-reflection, time management, and leadership.
To reward your commitment to our pilot, we can offer:
- A PURE faculty led training evening on medical education including an introduction to the programme, medical school curricula overview, small group teaching skills and workshops.
- Student feedback twice a year.
- Opportunities to receive mentoring from Paediatric consultants (members of the PURE faculty), including review of a reflective log to be kept by the educators.
- Observed teaching feedback by PURE educator peers or the regional teaching leads in Paediatrics.
- Potential opportunities to gain access to courses within our collective institutions.
What are we looking for?
- An interest in training and development.
- ST1+ studying with Health Education England, East of England, School of Paediatrics.
- A contract allowing you to work at the trust hospital from which you are based, so that you can deliver ‘bedside teaching’ sessions.
- Capacity to deliver a minimum of 16 small group teaching sessions, outside of your normal working hours, over the course of the academic year, approximately 2 hours per teaching week including planning and delivery.
- Some flexibility as the pilot scheme develops, and the ability to adapt to the needs of the programme.
- Evidence of up-to-date Equality and Diversity training (i.e., within the last 3 years).
Why your input is important.
The most crucial part of your role as a Paediatric Educator will not only be in the feedback you provide to your students, but also the feedback you provide to the administrators and faculty responsible for the success of this programme.
Our ambition is to expand the project to all trusts within the region and improve upon the standard of teaching in Paediatrics currently offered to all medical students, and provide career opportunities for those who have chosen Paediatrics as a specialty.
We would like to foster a passion in Paediatrics in the next generation of consultants and will need your input and support to make it a success.
How can you apply?
If you would like to become a Paediatric Educator, please complete our form.
How do we collect your information?
PURE collects your personal information for the purposes of contacting you and reviewing the programme.
PURE is a joint-funded project between Health Education England and Cambridge University, working in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University and the University of East Anglia.
When necessary, we may share your personal information with administrators or faculty from those listed organisations to facilitate the programme. To allow these organisations shared access to this information, we will be using the Cambridge University Google Drive.
Find more about how we handle your personal information, and your rights under data protection legislation.
More opportunities to follow…
If you are not based at a Phase 2 trust and would like to be considered for the next iteration of the programme please send your name, training level, and active email address, to our administrator Vicky at email@example.com, who will add you to our reserve list for 2023.