Education roles

Involvement in education is a core expectation of career grade paediatricians to ensure the new generation of paediatricians are supported to develop the knowledge and skills required for their future roles. 

Paediatricians are expected to contribute not just to the education and training of medical students and junior doctors, but also nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals.

Examples of educational roles include:

  • Clinical supervisor
  • Educational supervisor
  • College Tutor
  • Regional Lead
  • SAS Tutor
  • Undergraduate/postgraduate associate dean
  • Faculty on local, regional or national education programmes
  • Simulation lead
  • Training Programme Director – for foundation programme or paediatric training programme
  • Life Support course instructor or director

Further development through higher degrees, for example PG Certificate/Diploma or Masters in Medical Education is possible in addition to learning through engagement in the above roles. 

These further postgraduate qualifications can provide valuable opportunities not just for further education but offer exposure to groups of like-minded clinicians from a wide range of specialties which can be hugely beneficial.