Medical Education Fellowships - Alumni Profiles

 

Nuha Ahmed, 2019-21 Cohort

Current Post: ST6 in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Educational Responsibilities: RCOG Advanced Training Skills Module in Medical Education

Although I have always been interested in teaching, the MEF has really encouraged me to consciously pursue and craft a path within Postgraduate Medical Education. I developed my leadership skills through conducting a large educational project, demonstrating the ability to engage and motivate others, flexibility, resourcefulness and creativity.

The MEF has also led me to explore my specific interests within Medical Education, including being exposed to qualitative research when completing the Edge Hill module on Research and Clinical Education. I have read a wide array of literature on feedback and reflection, which has helped me develop as a learner myself. 

I hope to complete my Masters in Clinical Education and, following CCT, develop into a senior educator role at trust and deanery level. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and the support and encouragement I received from Sarah Metcalfe and Alistair Thomson!

 

Jonathan Heseltine, 2019-21 Cohort

Current Post: Consultant in Medical Oncology at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS FT

Educational Responsibilities: Educational Supervisor

I am now a consultant in Medical Oncology working in Merseyside. After finishing in my position as an MEF I went on to become a Chief Registrar, a leadership role co-sponsored by a local trust and the RCP. My involvement in these two roles has given me the opportunity to deliver local, regional and national educational programmes as well as develop knowledge in general leadership and the NHS structures / hierarchy. I believe that there’s a lot of overlapping skills and themes in both streams. I’ve grown projects based around pathways, developed a new service, supervised clinical fellows, and been closely involved with new processes that affect Junior Doctors. As a new consultant I’m currently finding my feet in the role, but I continue to act as an Educational Supervisor for a Specialist Registrar in our trust.

The MEF is useful in giving some structure to your educational projects and putting you in touch with like-minded individuals. The funded PG Certificate gives you the opportunity to establish your teaching philosophy and educates you about the wider principles in adult learning. Even now I look back at the materials and my essays to remind myself about how to frame things and reposition my mind-set. In all, it was a valuable experience which has developed me and set me up for a longer-term involvement in medical education.