Medical Instruction Techniques
Both the Core Surgical (CST) and Core Medical (IMT) applicants will be using an almost identical application scoring system. One of the domains is 'Teaching'. This section is split into two separate scoring areas, ‘Training in teaching’ and ‘Teaching experience’, which collectively add up to a maximum of 12 marks available.
The OxCME is pleased to support the applicants in collecting points in both areas:
By joining the OxCME tutor development plan
Training in teaching
There are five options available through OxCME, with a maximum of 5 marks available.
This needs to be outside of the standard programmes offered by training bodies (foundation schools, HEE local office, deaneries, etc.) Formal training refers to experience of teaching training beyond this; a substantial course that would not have been provided to a trainee as a normal part of their training to date.
Substantial training in teaching methods
This means you have undergone formal training, lasting more than 2 days (whole time equivalent). Substantial training is defined here as more than the usual short (one or two day) course which is mandatory for most trainee doctors, and more than the usual online modules completed in a few hours. This does not necessarily need to be a single course but where multiple courses have been attended, these must be complementary and not covering similar topics.
You can achieve this points by obtaining certificate of completion (attending the teaching session and completing your assignment) of one of the OxCME courses or obtaining the certificate of participation in 2 or more OxCME full day courses such as PSTME, PLCME, PEME, PGWME or PRME.
It is not mandatory but it is highly recommended to do PSTME as your first course.
Brief training in teaching methods