Role of an Educational Supervisor
The role of an Educational Supervisor involves supervising a student/s programme and assessment as follows:
- Ensuring the clinical attachment has a mini curriculum and learning outcomes.
- Observe the student taking a history and/or examining a patient and doing what they would normally do in that situation (Mini-CEX).
- Discuss a case in which the student has been involved (Case-based Discussion).
- Look at and assess the students’ portfolio of clinical cases (Portfolio Cases).
- Provide formative feedback to the student.
- Complete an assessment of the student’s attachment, this will take place on the Glasgow Undergraduate Medical ePortfolio (GUMeP).
There are also a number of benefits for Educational Supervisors:
- Ability to engage with senior medical students for the duration of their attachment.
- Useful for job planning in maintaining or increasing SPA allocation.
- Useful for formalising ratification in the Recognition of Training process.
- Promotes interaction with the Medical School, which can be formalised by applying for honorary status.