Definitions Definitions for Trainer Types used on Trainer Agreement Gateway
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The following definitions for Trainer Types are used on the Trainer Agreement Gateway.
Lead Co-ordinators of undergraduate medical education at Local Education Providers (LEPs)
The GMC defines this role as one or more doctors at each Local Education Provider responsible for coordinating the training of students, supervising their activities and ensuring these activities are of educational value.
Cardiff University’s School of Medicine has identified this definition as mapping to those appointed as Honorary Senior Lecturers who manage student placements in Local Education Providers and provide a link with the University.
Swansea University Medical School has identified this definition as mapping to those who have key roles in leading or organising Medical School programmes or delivering teaching to medical students. These are Clinical Teaching Leads (Attachment, Assistantship, Community-Based Learning and Locality Leads).
Those responsible for overseeing students’ progress at each medical school
The GMC defines this role as one or more doctors identified by a medical school who are responsible for overseeing students’ trajectories of learning and education progress. They might be NHS consultants or clinical academics acting as block or course coordinators.
Cardiff University’s School of Medicine has identified this definition as mapping to those who sit on examination boards and oversee student progression at that stage. These roles include Year Director (and Deputy), Module Lead, Theme Lead and Assessment Lead.
Swansea University Medical School has identified this definition as mapping to roles comprising the Leadership team (Heads and Deputy Heads of Programme, Programme Director, Year and Cohort Leads, Sub-Committee Leads and Deputy Leads) and Academic Teaching Leads (Week, Strand, Theme and Integrated Clinical Method Leads).
Named Educational Supervisors of postgraduate trainees
The GMC defines this role as a trainer who is selected and appropriately trained to be responsible for the overall supervision and management of a trainee’s trajectory of learning and educational progress during a placement or series of placements. Every trainee must have a named educational supervisor. The educational supervisor helps the trainee to plan their training and achieve agreed learning outcomes. He or she is responsible for the educational agreement and for bringing together all relevant evidence to form a summative judgement at the end of the placement or series of placements.
Named Clinical Supervisors of postgraduate trainees
The GMC defines this role as a trainer who is responsible for overseeing a specified trainee’s clinical work throughout a placement in a clinical or medical environment and is appropriately trained to do so. He or she will provide constructive feedback during that placement. He or she will lead on providing a review of the trainee’s clinical or medical practice throughout the placement that will contribute to the educational supervisor’s report on whether the trainee should progress to the next stage of training.
This role is disaggregated from clinical supervision, which is something that every doctor does in clinical practice. The GMC states that this essential contribution needs to be “properly resourced and supported” but this role does not require formal recognition by the GMC.