There is always a demand for MACP members to become clinical mentors to existing students undertaking postgraduate courses leading to the MACP membership.
The role of a clinical mentor
To develop at partnership between the mentor and mentee in order to facilitate higher levels of functioning within a clinical setting
To develop a culture of reflection, critical thinking and enquiry to promote personal and professional development
To support, nurture, respect, encourage, befriend and learn
To act as an objective assessor
Benefits of being a clinical mentor
To support others in their MACP journey
To develop a culture of learning in your workplace
To enhance your own personal and professional development
To develop your own self awareness, analytical and constructive feedback skills
Benefits to the work place
Enhance the reputation of the department and positively impact on recruitment and retention
Enhance the academic working environment and give staff pride in their workplace
Enhance the high standards of the clinical staff and desire to support academic study to commissioners
Mentors of master level student are well respected by MDT and may encourage research, audit and critical clinical appraisal
The following resources are available for MACP Clinical Mentors:
**(please note that members need to log in to view or download the files below).**
* MACPLearn - online mentors course (see below)
* Mentors Co-ordinator - For further information regarding the mentoring process then please contact Elaine Dechow (MACP mentors mentor) - firstname.lastname@example.org
MACPLearn is the new online resource that has been produced by a group of MSc course leaders and Clinical practitioners.
- Information regarding Issues surrounding becoming a clinical mentor- the benefits to the individual and to the department, examining models of practice placements 1:2, 1:3, 2:2 etc
- Preparation for the placement - including examining learning contracts, clinical reasoning forms, student induction pack, placement timetable
- Facilitating feedback- recognising good and bad methods of giving feedback
- How to manage a failing student- including videos of how not to give feedback.
- The assessment process - planning for successful patient examinations, awareness of grading and assessment criteria, additional continuous assessment
The online course is now ready for members to use in order to support the needs of any clinician whether new to mentoring or as useful collection of resources for experienced regular clinicians when offering placements.
The Mentors course is NOT on the MACP website but is on MACPLearn - http://macplearn.org/login/index.php
If you wish to access the course please contact Terry Smith on email@example.com and you will be sent a username and password for login purposes.
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