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I would like to share with you my experience in medical education as an Associate Specialist/Medicine . I have been working in Wales and in care of the elderly medicine for the last 20 years. I am interested in medical education and I applied since my assimilation to the new contract for SAS Doctors to be a clinical supervisor for the trainee Doctors and an educational supervisor if it is possible. I applied to Cardiff University for an honorary lecturer post and I have been working closely with my colleagues in Aneurin Bevan Health Board (my place of work) to provide a comprehensive teaching programme for the undergraduate medical students addressing their learning outcomes according to the C21 teaching project. I negotiated my job plan to allow for the time needed for my new educational responsibilities. I think that the participation of SAS Doctors in teaching and in the process of medical education is important step forward for the career progression. Furthermore; it can provide the universities with an extra teaching staff who can participate in teaching and examinations. SAS Doctors have good skills and a recognised clinical experience. I am encouraging my SAS Doctors colleagues to be involved with their local Universities and other scientific institutions and apply to be a clinical teacher. It will keep your moral high and give a new interesting dimension to your job.
This article is purely based on my own experience. I have no conflict of interest.