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What is the Role of a

Clinical Tutor?

The Postgraduate Clinical Tutor is responsible, on behalf of the Trust, for delivering the educational contract the Trust has agreed with the Postgraduate Dean.

This includes:

  • Providing educational leadership in the Trust

  • Identifying and ensuring that the educational and training needs of all trainees in the Trust are being addressed and evaluating the quality of education provided

We have college tutors in medicine, surgery, anaesthetics, emergency medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and ophthalmology.

These are educational leadership roles.  The college tutor is the college representative in the Trust for the specialty of their trainees.

They oversee the training of all their postgraduate trainees and ensure high-quality training.  They support the educational supervision process.  The college tutor works with the regional advisor and local regional office for their specialty.


Mr Neil Molony provides an overview of his role as a clinical tutor at The Dudley Group.

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Our educators bring a wealth of experience from their day-to-day clinical practice. This helps doctors put their learning into context and to develop their professional presence. Professional relationships are often long-term, and many continue to stay in touch with their tutors throughout their training and once they are qualified.

"Our medical staff really benefit from having clinicians as tutors."

Clinical education tutors really enjoy the time that they spend with doctors and find that it can challenge them and support their own learning as well as the doctors’ learning. The role provides an opportunity to join a network of clinical tutors from a range of specialities across the region, an contributes to strengthening professional networks.

Doctors from any speciality are welcome to become a clinical education tutor. There is no requirement to be an expert on postgraduate clinical science, but  a strong interest in education is desirable.

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Further information and resources about the role of a Clinical Tutor 

Below are some useful website links that can help and support your training.

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