Information for educational supervisors

As an educational supervisor, you are typically the first point of contact for providing careers support to doctors in training.

In your educational supervisor role, you're most likely to be able to take a more informed and constructive role about a particular trainee doctor's strengths and weaknesses.

It is not expected that you will be an expert across the whole range of medical careers. Instead you need to be able to direct trainee doctors to appropriate resources, so they can begin to access the information that they need in order to decide which options might suit them.

Helping your trainee

As an educational supervisor you should familiarise yourself with the four stage model of career planning:

You might also want to register and try out some of the exercises on this website yourself, so that you will be in a better position to discuss them with your trainee doctors.

Key points for one-to-ones with doctors in training

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