Discovery - University of Dundee - Online Publications

Library & Learning Centre

Consultants in Scotland

Standard

Consultants in Scotland : Survey of Educational Qualifications, Experience and Needs of Scottish Consultants. / Schofield, S. J. ; Nathwani, D.; Anderson, F.; Monie, R.; Watson, M.; Davis, M. H. .

In: Scottish Medical Journal, Vol. 54, No. 3, 08.2009, p. 25-29.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvard

Schofield, SJ, Nathwani, D, Anderson, F, Monie, R, Watson, M & Davis, MH 2009, 'Consultants in Scotland: Survey of Educational Qualifications, Experience and Needs of Scottish Consultants' Scottish Medical Journal, vol 54, no. 3, pp. 25-29., 10.1258/rsmsmj.54.3.25

APA

Schofield, S. J., Nathwani, D., Anderson, F., Monie, R., Watson, M., & Davis, M. H. (2009). Consultants in Scotland: Survey of Educational Qualifications, Experience and Needs of Scottish Consultants. Scottish Medical Journal, 54(3), 25-29. 10.1258/rsmsmj.54.3.25

Vancouver

Schofield SJ, Nathwani D, Anderson F, Monie R, Watson M, Davis MH. Consultants in Scotland: Survey of Educational Qualifications, Experience and Needs of Scottish Consultants. Scottish Medical Journal. 2009 Aug;54(3):25-29. Available from: 10.1258/rsmsmj.54.3.25

Author

Schofield, S. J. ; Nathwani, D.; Anderson, F.; Monie, R.; Watson, M.; Davis, M. H. / Consultants in Scotland : Survey of Educational Qualifications, Experience and Needs of Scottish Consultants.

In: Scottish Medical Journal, Vol. 54, No. 3, 08.2009, p. 25-29.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bibtex - Download

@article{b7d04b25bc8d46c5a8f291c495e304ed,
title = "Consultants in Scotland: Survey of Educational Qualifications, Experience and Needs of Scottish Consultants",
keywords = "Staff development, Educational role, Medical Education, Scotland, CLINICAL TEACHERS",
author = "Schofield, {S. J.} and D. Nathwani and F. Anderson and R. Monie and M. Watson and Davis, {M. H.}",
year = "2009",
doi = "10.1258/rsmsmj.54.3.25",
volume = "54",
number = "3",
pages = "25--29",
journal = "Scottish Medical Journal",
issn = "0036-9330",

}

RIS (suitable for import to EndNote) - Download

TY - JOUR

T1 - Consultants in Scotland

T2 - Survey of Educational Qualifications, Experience and Needs of Scottish Consultants

A1 - Schofield,S. J.

A1 - Nathwani,D.

A1 - Anderson,F.

A1 - Monie,R.

A1 - Watson,M.

A1 - Davis,M. H.

AU - Schofield,S. J.

AU - Nathwani,D.

AU - Anderson,F.

AU - Monie,R.

AU - Watson,M.

AU - Davis,M. H.

PY - 2009/8

Y1 - 2009/8

N2 - <p>Aims</p><p>To survey Scotland's NHS consultants regarding their teaching roles; educational qualifications/training; attitudes to educational qualifications; perceptions of health boards' attitudes to educational activities; usefulness of various educational courses and preferred delivery methods.</p><p>Methods</p><p>Postal questionnaire (n=3615). Results Sixty two percent response rate (n=2246). 98% had one or more roles in education/training. 54% spent more time in educational roles than job-plan allocations. 6% had educational qualifications. 30% rated educational qualifications valuable to their educational role; 21% to their career. 48% had not attended any educational training. 19% of respondents rated their health board as supportive of their educational activities.</p><p>Respondents rated dealing with underperforming students (74%), dealing with challenging behaviour (63%), appraising students (63%), trainee assessment (61%) and feedback (58%) as the most useful topics.</p><p>Conclusions</p><p>Scottish consultant involvement in educational activities is virtually universal but consultants perceive they need more time than allocated in job plans. Most consultants had no teaching qualifications. Nearly half had no formal training for educational activities. Educational qualifications were valued by a minority regarding both career development and educational activities. Increased access to staff development for teaching is required as NHS sources are not meeting the need for teacher training of consultant staff.</p>

AB - <p>Aims</p><p>To survey Scotland's NHS consultants regarding their teaching roles; educational qualifications/training; attitudes to educational qualifications; perceptions of health boards' attitudes to educational activities; usefulness of various educational courses and preferred delivery methods.</p><p>Methods</p><p>Postal questionnaire (n=3615). Results Sixty two percent response rate (n=2246). 98% had one or more roles in education/training. 54% spent more time in educational roles than job-plan allocations. 6% had educational qualifications. 30% rated educational qualifications valuable to their educational role; 21% to their career. 48% had not attended any educational training. 19% of respondents rated their health board as supportive of their educational activities.</p><p>Respondents rated dealing with underperforming students (74%), dealing with challenging behaviour (63%), appraising students (63%), trainee assessment (61%) and feedback (58%) as the most useful topics.</p><p>Conclusions</p><p>Scottish consultant involvement in educational activities is virtually universal but consultants perceive they need more time than allocated in job plans. Most consultants had no teaching qualifications. Nearly half had no formal training for educational activities. Educational qualifications were valued by a minority regarding both career development and educational activities. Increased access to staff development for teaching is required as NHS sources are not meeting the need for teacher training of consultant staff.</p>

KW - Staff development

KW - Educational role

KW - Medical Education

KW - Scotland

KW - CLINICAL TEACHERS

U2 - 10.1258/rsmsmj.54.3.25

DO - 10.1258/rsmsmj.54.3.25

M1 - Article

JO - Scottish Medical Journal

JF - Scottish Medical Journal

SN - 0036-9330

IS - 3

VL - 54

SP - 25

EP - 29

ER -

Documents

Library & Learning Centre

Contact | Accessibility | Policy