This award will be nominated by trainees, specialty doctors or ACPs and will give evidence of a departments achievements in delivering a safe, positive learning environment that respects, supports and enables trainers and trainees with their continual development.
This would typically involve entrants demonstrating examples of, but is not restricted to, some of the following:
- High quality regular formal teaching programmes undertaken in protected time and not compromised by service demands
- Novel methods of educational delivery and evidence of their effectiveness
- An inclusive MDT Learning environment readily accessible to and involving all learners which invites and is responsive to feedback
- Wide coverage of clinical and non clinical curricula elements within teaching delivered
- Evidence of maximising the educational potential of all clinical episodes
- Evidence of bespoke training input to meet the individual needs of a wide variety of learners
- Formal and informal recognition of progression in skills and knowledge
- Job planning for trainers to enable dedicated teaching time (NB Participation in the RCEM Clinical Educators Pilot will not be considered as admissible evidence)
NB: Departmental success in the College Examination results will not be taken into consideration.
Entrants must be nominated by a minimum of any 2 trainees, specialty doctors or ACPs working within the department who are Members or Fellows of RCEM.
Furthermore, the application should be signed by the Director of Medical Education of the hospital to affirm the accuracy of the application and answers provided.