Revised Draft Professional Standards for Medical Educators

Consultation on the Revised Draft Professional Standards for Medical Educators

The Academy's current 2014 Professional Standards for medical Educators are used by multi-professional educators and the Academy alike to underpin and empower personal and professional development as an educator. Membership or Fellowship of the Academy is an independent judgement that an educator is meeting these professional standards and is a valued and recognised esteem measure. 
The Professional Standards Committee of the Academy includes experts across the continuum of education, and has proposed a revised, refreshed and expanded Standards framework. This acknowledges the increasing breadth and depth of educational skills and behaviours required for sustainable and safe clinical care. The principal proposed changes are:
  • The addition of Principal Fellowship, recognising the highest levels of strategic and systems leadership as an educator. Principal Fellowship holders will typically demonstrate senior leadership roles within and across systems. This is underpinned by a new (fourth) level of activity across all domains.
  • Renaming of the Educational Research and Scholarship domain to Educational Scholarship and evidence-based practice, acknowledging the rise in scholarship as a distinct entity from research.
  • An expanded suite of standards in Educational Management and Leadership, recognising the increasing complexity and importance of leadership in contemporary clinical education.
Every other Standard has been scrutinised, refreshed and updated.
All members in good standing, along with stakeholders including regulators, colleges, HEIs, associations, learned societies and other bodies representing those currently or potentially affected by or benefitting from our Professional Standards will receive an email communication from the President and the Chairs of the Professional Standards Committee inviting them to participate in a consultation on the Standards.
Please find a link to the draft revised Standards here and to the survey here.
If you represent a body and wish to enure it has an opportunity to comment on the review, please contact us by email 
We have extended the original deadline to 31 July 2020, but we are conscious that many health care professionals are involved in COVID-19 related clinical care at the moment. If you feel that you would like to respond but will need to come back to us later, then do please let us know.  All our activities are around the betterment of patient care and we don’t want to distract from that but would like to gather as wide a range of views in as timely a manner as possible.