A teaching fellow post gives you the opportunity to combine clinical practice with teaching, which develops your experience and builds your portfolio. Teaching fellow posts are one year fixed-term posts, often with the option of extension and have the added benefit of providing you with a fully funded postgraduate qualification in medical education. The posts are support by the medical education team in the trust and guarantee protected time for your teaching commitments.
The type of teaching fellow and ratio of clinical practice to teaching depends on the employing trust – some have specific posts and some offer flexibility around what career area the doctor is interested in. All teaching fellow posts are advertised on NHS Jobs website between November and March before they officially start in the following August.
Any doctor interested in applying for a teaching fellow is encouraged to set up an email/text alert on NHS Jobs to make sure they don’t miss the opportunity.
Jess enrolled as a clinical teaching fellow and has learned many new skills within her role.
Jonathon enrolled as a clinical teaching fellow and found it to be one of the most varied roles he has had within medicine.
The teaching fellows recruited to this year were:
|Trust||No of Posts||Specialties||Contact|
|Bishop Auckland Hospital||1||Simulation Clinical teaching Fellow||[email protected]|
|Sunderland Royal Hospital and South Tyneside||7||Surgical (50% clinical, 50% teaching) Rest of the posts are non-clinical with 100% teaching. Generic teaching fellows (min x5), O+G, surgical (non-clinical), paediatric||[email protected] [email protected]|
|County Durham and Darlington||7||Durham: 2 Clinical Teaching Fellows (Medicine & Surgery) and 1 Clinical Teaching Fellow (O&G) Darlington: 3 Clinical teaching Fellows (Medicine & Surgery) and 1 Clinical teaching Fellow (O&G)
|Gateshead Health||12||Acute medicine x 3, rheumatology, respiratory, A&E, care of the elderly, gastroenterology, surgery x 3, gynae oncology, obstretrics and gynaecology, and trauma and orthopaedics||[email protected]|
|Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals||30||Dermatology, emergency medicine x 3, ENT, haematology/oncology x 2, immunology, ITU/anaesthetics, medicine x 3, medical microbiology, obstetrics and gynaecology x 2, ophthalmology, paediatrics x 4, pharmacology x 2, rheumatology, surgery x 5, respiratory, six month ITU/6 month haematology||[email protected]|
|Newcastle University Medical School||7||Undergraduate medical education, medical education research||[email protected]|
|North Cumbria||4||Candidate choice||[email protected]|
|North Tees and Hartlepool||3||Medicine, surgery, simulation||[email protected]|
|Northumbria Healthcare||28||Our specialities are medical education, gastroenterology, emergency medicine, simulation, technology enhanced learning (TEL) O&G, Child Health, Public Health and anaesthetics. We also offer Teaching and Research Fellowships which are 24/36 month posts with 80% research and 20% teaching.||[email protected]|
|South Tees Hospitals||20||Elderly Care, Diabetes and Endocrine, Neurology (x2), Renal medicine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Acute Care, Simulation, Critical Care, Surgery (x2), Urology, Trauma & Orthopaedics (x2), ENT, Obstetrics and gynaecology, Paediatrics, Medical Specialties (Friarage)||[email protected]|