Peer Support Network

Peer Support

The Peer Support Network (PSN) brings together doctors who are working towards their RCP Educator accreditation.

This course is designed to guide doctors in their exploration of educational theory and their development of two small-scale, workplace projects. Doctors progress through the PSN course in a cohort, supported by peers and a designated tutor, across three face-to-face teaching days and a dedicated online discussion forum.

Course content

Across the three face-to-face teaching days, delegates will participate in discussions and activities surrounding educational theory on collaborative learning, reflection and evaluation. Some of the topics you will explore include:

  • characteristics of adult learners
  • roles of a teacher in the clinical setting
  • how to enhance your own practice as a medical educator
  • peer observations and the 'critical friend' model
  • obtaining effective feedback from colleagues
  • approaches for assessing learners' progress
  • strategies for reflection.

Course assessment

Delegates will undertake two small-scale educational projects in their own workplace. They will use the face-to-face workshops, as well as their cohort's online forum, to discuss these projects, refine ideas and provide support to their peers. A brief report of these projects is submitted and assessed by the RCP tutors.

Course fee

  • Full rate: ¬£820

Upcoming dates

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Future Dates

Please email education.courses@rcp.ac.uk to register for early notification of when future dates are live for booking. Please specify if you would like to be notified of dates in London, Liverpool or online.

Early-bird discounts are available for workshops booked in advance.

Membership discounts

Membership and early-bird discounts are available. More information on becoming a member, and benefits from discounted RCP members delegate rates at conferences, training and events, is available below.

Membership
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