Faculty development is an important component of medical and dental education. Equipping trainers to deliver high quality training will enhance the training environment and help to ensure the safety of patients, students and trainees.
All Named Clinical and Educational Supervisors must be fully trained, and Recognised by NIMDTA. NIMDTA is committed to improving the skills and knowledge of trainers in a variety of areas that have been set out by the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME).
NIMDTA has mapped these areas to several educational activities:
|1. Ensuring safe and effective patient care through training||
|2. Establishing and maintaining an environment for learning||
|3. Teaching and facilitating learning||
|4. Enhancing learning through assessment||
|5. Supporting and monitoring educational progress||
|6. Guiding personal and professional development||
|7. Continuing professional development as an educator||
* These may be specific NIMDTA courses or their approved equivalent.
All clinical and educational supervisors must provide evidence of having undertaken training in the following five areas:
1. Teaching the Teacher
Information on Teaching the Teacher can be accessed via Intrepid Course Manager.
2. Trainee Support
Information on Supporting Trainees can be accessed via Intrepid Course Manager.
3. Supervisory skills
Information on Supervisory Skills can be accessed via Intrepid Course Manager.
4. Equality, diversity and opportunity training
In addition, when trainers are involved in recruitment processes they must supplement this with Recruitment and Selection training, provided by NIMDTA or Trusts.
Information on Recruitment and Selection training can be accessed via Intrepid Course Manager or through individual HSC Trusts.