ScotGEM Generalist Clinical Mentors

Dumfries and Galloway
£85,129 - £95,181 pro rata
28 Feb 2019
22 Mar 2019
Career Level
GP (salaried), Lecturer
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time

ScotGEM Generalist Clinical Mentors,

Six PAs - 4 teaching plus two GP clinical sessions per week (additional clinical work by arrangement), Permanent,

Associate Adviser £85,129 - £95,181 pro rata (Contractual appointment to either NHS Dumfries and Galloway or as academic with University of St Andrews)

We are seeking experienced GPs, ideally with an interest in medical education, to provide clinical mentorship for the Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine course (Scot GEM) in Dumfries and Galloway.  ScotGEM is an innovative graduate entry medical programme, employing a case based approach to learning.  It is a 4-year course that has been commissioned by the Scottish Government with a specific remit to widen access to medicine and promote generalist careers in under-served, especially rural areas.  The universities of St. Andrews and Dundee are leading this development in conjunction with the University of Highlands and Islands, NHS Boards in Dumfries & Galloway, Fife, Tayside and Highland.  Fifty-five students commenced in September 2018 and we are now recruiting students and staff for 2019-20.

As a Year 2 Generalist Clinical Mentor you will have primary responsibility for a small group (5-7 students) both in your host GP practice and at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.  In addition, you will facilitate your group during student-led “Agents of Change” projects, and teach your students during a bespoke “Patient journey / Emergency care” block for six weeks at the end of second year.   An extensive staff development programme is included in the induction period.     

You will work at least two GP clinical sessions within your host practice with further sessions by negotiation. Opportunities may be available in areas of special interest for suitable candidates (e.g. Emergency department, Frailty team) 

Applications are welcomed both from GPs new to our region and from existing local GPs. In your application (if you are already a GP within the area) please include details of how you would incorporate the GCM teaching days with your current clinical commitments.  Please use the section “Statement in Support of Application” to contain this information.

Dumfries and Galloway is a friendly rural region with good housing, schools and links to Carlisle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast

Enquiries to Dr. Robert Scully, Lead GCM, ScotGEM  Tel 01334 463543 with respect to the GCM role and Dr Fiona Graham, DME (ScotGEM) with respect to specific opportunities in Dumfries and Galloway

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