5 Day Career Development Course for Doctors

The comprehensive career development course which combines our 2-Day Teach the Teacher Course for Doctors and our 3-Day Leadership & Management Course into one intensive week. Read More

5 Day
  • Combines our popular Teach the Teacher and Leadership & Management courses
  • Teaching theory and practice for 1-2-1, small groups and large groups
  • Getting things done through taking the lead
  • Management of people, projects and resources
  • Learn about the system you work within to optimise your impact
  • Accredited for 30 CPD points
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Course Description

Today’s senior clinicians face an increasingly complex working environment, with increasing demand for excellence in ever tougher economic climates. Management, leadership, communication and teaching are all now essential components of a clinical leader role. Oxford Medical’s Career Development Course for Doctors offers 5 days of intensive, highly interactive, small-group training giving you the perfect environment to learn new skills and develop existing ones. On each course, an expert faculty including an NHS consultant, a management consultant and a teaching expert will ensure your medical career objectives are met.

The Oxford Medical 5-day Complete Career Development Course for doctors is delivered by expert NHS clinicians and management consultants.

Who is this course suitable for?

Suitable for GPs, ST, SAS, Middle Grade Doctors and Consultants. This small group course is built on our extremely popular Teach the Teacher and 3-day Leadership and Management courses, consistently receiving excellent feedback.

How will I benefit from The Complete Career Development Course for Doctors?

This intensive course is designed to challenge and stimulate you to think again about the non-clinical skills you require to maximise your potential and progress your career. We know that you’re already busy so we have developed the 5-day Career Development Course as a complete career solution. This small group course is built on our extremely popular Teach the Teacher and 3 Day Leadership & Management courses which receive consistently excellent feedback. Oxford Medical’s expert faculty will ensure you gain the most from each day. On each course an NHS consultant, a management consultant and a teaching expert will ensure your medical career objectives are met. We keep our delegate numbers small to ensure interactive exercises and personal attention for the whole week. This course is particularly suitable for doctors who are moving into a role in which they will play an active part in developing clinical services or teaching and managing others.

Every year Oxford Medical welcomes back hundreds of doctors who have returned to attend further courses. We are delighted to offer a combined course to help you maximise time spent out of busy clinical work. You will leave inspired and ready to put your new skills into action!

Day 1 & 2 – Teach the Teacher

Our expert trainer will provide you with formal instruction on how to teach and train others, using the latest educational techniques and theory and provide you with ample opportunity to put theory into practice. Delegates on the course work together in groups of 3 or 4 to ensure individual practice, key skills development, coaching and individual feedback, all crucial ingredients in the learning process. Key objectives are listed below:

  • The theory of adult education
  • How to develop and write structured learning objectives
  • Different learning styles/ using learning style questionnaires
  • The learning environment. Safe and effective session set ups
  • Different methods of delivering a session
  • Dealing with difficult students
  • How to give effective and personalised feedback
  • Perfecting your presentation skills
  • How to validate your teaching session
  • Hands on sessions on one to one and small group teaching sessions
  • Highly interactive course providing practical tips to help you improve your teaching skills

Day 3: ‘Get things done through taking the lead and managing people’.

The key topics are:

  • High performing teams and the leader’s role
    • Clarify how teams develop, their requirements for functioning well and reasons for dysfunctional teams
  • Leadership and management style and substance
    • Identify your style and how to adapt
  • Engagement, motivation and influence
    • Establishing a range of effective tactics to positively affect the behaviours of others
  • Leading innovation and leading consistency
    • Experiment with methods for each and explore the possibilities for utilising the alternative approaches
  • Dealing with under-performance
  • Consider the reasons for under-performance and methods of taking appropriate action

Day 4: ‘Get things done through organising people, projects and resources’.

The key topics are:

  • Root cause analysis
    • establishing what has happened and why it has happened
  • Developing aims and objectives
    • defining what you want to achieve as a result of your analysis
  • Developing robust, realistic plans
    • preparing how both yourself and others will take action
  • Delivery and implementation
    • making it happen through effective delegation, addressing procrastination and managing interruptions
  • Time management and personal effectiveness

Day 5: ‘Improve everyday leadership by interacting with the system you work within and the NHS’.

The key topics are:

  • What’s wrong with the NHS?
    • Consider the tensions which exist between the various aims of the system
  • Drivers, reactions and experiences of change
    • Explore the reasons why change takes place and typical reactions that we experience along the choices that we have
  • The history of the NHS
    • Establish how we ended up where we are today and what can be learned from the past
  • Structures of the NHS
    • Clarify who does what and the differences across the four nations of the UK
  • Finance and the NHS
    • Discover how the money flows and recognise how any individual can make a worthwhile difference

Please note – on some occasions we may schedule the content of your Teach the Teacher section of the course to take place after the Leadership & Management days.

You also receive four of our books when you attend as part of your delegate package:

The books support your learning at the event and also provide an excellent resource for your future reference.