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    On-Demand Course Details

    15 brief modules are accessible for 120 days without restrictions. You can choose to finish the course in a single focused session or to sporadically complete it over the ensuing weeks and months. There is an engaging mixture of films, animations, infographics, text, and introspective exercises. We issue you a certificate for 3 CPD points once you complete the course and send us your Final Reflective Learning Statement.

    What’s the Focus of This Course?

    This course has been created to increase your capacity to assist physicians in developing their independence, competence, and critical thinking. We consider this in formal or informal contexts because mentoring occurs in a variety of settings.

    This course belongs in our Medical Teaching Skills category. As a result, it’s perfect for doctors who wish to expand on our basic Teach the Teacher courses. Additionally, it is included in our category for medical leadership & management. This is so that the skills may directly support people as they adjust to change and build resilience.

    We start by defining what being a mentor actually means using a straightforward analogy. It aids in defining the position and outlining the advanced abilities and methods needed. Working with others, frequently in trying situations, is what mentoring is all about. Thus, we discuss some pertinent psychology.

    This contains a reminder of adult learning and how we acquire competence, as well as the experience of change and motives. We then examine the mentor’s skill set in more detail. Along the way, we look at mentoring, teaching, generating opportunities, giving and receiving feedback, and much more. We also think about what might go wrong, how to lessen the likelihood of issues, and what to do if they do.

    Is This Course Right for Me?

    Our approach combines the dissemination of knowledge and ideas with a number of introspective exercises. These enable you to move forward, no matter where you are starting from, by connecting the content to your context and personal experiences. Here are a few instances of tasks where you can benefit from honing the abilities this course has covered.

    • Informal assistance for the professional growth of all doctors, including locums, junior doctors, and doctors in senior positions.
    • Leading others through transition.
    • Supporting doctors build resilience and get through difficult situations.
    • Assisting anyone who is assuming a new role or welcoming new team members.
    • Taking part in an official mentorship programme.
    • Working as a Educational Supervisor.
    • Working as an appraiser.

    Every doctor should play a part in helping others to develop their independence, competence, and capacity for critical thought. Therefore, whether you are just starting out in your medical career or are at the top of your organisation, you will gain something from this training.

    Course Modules

    • 1. What is a mentor? Introducing 4 facets of mentoring
    • 9. Being a coach
    • 2. Top-level approaches to mentoring
    • 10. Being a facilitator
    • 3. Motivations and social experience
    • 11. Being a resource
    • 4. Adult learning and developing expertise
    • 12. Utilising the 4 facets of mentoring
    • 5. The psychology of change
    • 13. Getting started
    • 6. Change as a process
    • 14. Ethics and maintaining standards for mentoring
    • 7. Whare are we so far?
    • 15. Final reflections
    • 8. Being a guide


    • Anaesthetics
    • Emergency Medicine
    • General Practice
    • Medicine
    • Paediatrics
    • Psychiatry
    • Radiology
    • Surgery

    Target Audience

    • Foundation Doctor
    • Senior House Officer
    • SAS Doctor
    • Registrar
    • Consultant


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    Mentoring Skills for Doctors

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    Mentoring is essential for supporting doctors to become independent, capable, critical-thinkers. Develop your mentoring skills with this 3 hour interactive online course.