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Trainer Information

Supporting Clinical Teachers and Trainers

Welcome to the Scottish Trainer Framework (STF), an online resource designed to support all medical teachers and trainers working in Scotland, both undergraduate and postgraduate, whether working in primary, other community or secondary care settings. The Framework is built around a number of competency statements mapped to various clinical and educational roles, which aim to help teachers and trainers to plan their personal and professional development as educators, whatever their role or career stage. It also provides specific guidance for trainers requiring formal GMC recognition in Scotland. Arrangements for approval of GP trainers are already well established and these will not change. Academic staff and GP tutors who have been told by their medical school that their role requires recognition should also consult the trainer recognition section.

Trainer Recognition

If you are an academic or secondary care practitioner looking for information about trainer recognition and approval in Scotland, you may wish to link straight to our trainer recognition pages. The recognition arrangements also apply to GPs supervising secondary care trainees on placement if they are not already approved GP trainers. GPs seeking information about approval should consult the section for GP trainers.




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About the Framework

The Scottish Trainers Framework is primarily intended to support individual teachers and trainers in meeting the GMC's requirements for f...

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Information on definitions.

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Roles requiring recognition

This section of the website is aimed at trainers who require to be recognised for the role they perform.

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Development by clinical role

This section of the Framework explores competences and skills required by teachers and trainers at different stages of their clinical car...

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By Educational role

Information by educational role.

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By framework area

Information by framework area.

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Contact the Scottish Trainer Framework.

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