Fancy teaching pre-medical students all about life working as a doctor?
Our award-winning Project London placement requires enthusiastic doctors; to teach the next generation of healthcare professionals the basics of working life as a doctor.
Providing great working hours (9am-5pm!), a competitive salary, and fantastic experience for your portfolio, our Seasonal Teaching Doctor roles are perfect for any doctors doing locum work, taking a year out, or who just fancy something a little different.
You will take the lead in teaching up to 24 aspiring medical students from all over the world, supported by our dedicated Medical Projects staff team. You will be delivering our award-winning, week long Project London curriculum to a group - made up mostly of 16-19 year olds - through a variety of methods.
Three days will be spent in the Simulation Suite at our partner hospital in London. Here, you will teach students:
How to take a basic patient history.
The A-E assessment method.
Basic examinations and tests.
Our students then split into groups and each take the role of a member of the A&E medical team, to diagnose and treat patients using our SimMan, Hal. Using our pre-prepared simulation curriculum, and scenario information packs, you will be on-hand to adjust “patient” observations to accurately reflect student’s ongoing treatment plans.
You will then run two classroom based days, our University Preparation Day and a Mock Interview Day. These days are designed to give students the best possible start on their university applications. Here, using our prepared timetable and teaching resources, you will run a mixture of teaching workshops and practical clinical skill sessions for students to sink their teeth into! These will include:
The UCKAT and BMAT
Writing a personal statement
Life as a Medical Student
Life as a Junior Doctor
An introduction to suturing
Taking manual blood pressure
On our interview day, students will have the chance to experience mock MMIs. Together with our team of Student Placement Coordinators, you will run MMI sessions designed to closely resemble the real thing - giving students the chance to practise their interview techniques. You will also deliver personalised feedback to each student, to help them improve and increase their chances of gaining a place at medical school.
Location and Dates
We are currently recruiting doctors to join us on Project London. We are based in partner hospitals throughout London, and the exact hospital and classrooms you teach in will vary depending on the dates you join us, but will be easily reachable by public transport if necessary.
Your working hours would be 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, with a break for lunch.
Our projects run during UK and International school holidays. Our students join us for one week each, with a new group arriving each Sunday during our placement dates - so you’ll be delivering the same curriculum to a fresh group of students each week!
During the 2018/2019 academic year this will include the following dates:
February Half Term: 11th February – 22nd February 2019
Easter Holidays: 8th April – 19th April 2019
Summer Holidays: 15th July – 23rd August 2019
You do not necessarily need to be available for all of our weeks. Please specify which dates you will be available during your application.
Graduated from a UK based medical school
Good understanding of the A-E assessment method
Some experience of working in, or placements within, A&E or other emergency related healthcare settings
Completed BLS training
Experience working with young people
Working knowledge of intubation, cannulation, venipuncture, and other relevant clinical skills
Up to date knowledge of medical school application system, or willingness to learn before taking up position
Our Seasonal Teaching Doctor’s salary starts at £800 per week, reflecting the level of clinical responsibility and working hours of the role.
Some accommodation may be available for applicants from outside of the London area, depending on project dates.
How To Apply
To apply for this role please send a CV and Cover Letter including your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applicants will be expected to take part in a phone interview, and may be invited to spend a day on one of our projects to learn more about the role, and trial their teaching skills, before a Seasonal Teaching Doctor job offer is confirmed.