Directors of Clinical Training

The Director of Clinical Training (DCT) plays an integral part in the training of junior doctors; in addition to their usual hospital commitments they provide support, supervision and counsel to prevocational doctors.

The role of the Director of Clinical Training

This document outlines the general duties and responsibilities of a DCT. Due to the various settings in which prevocational medical education takes place, the role of the DCT will vary slightly from hospital to hospital.

Qualities of a Director of Clinical Training

A DCT should be a practising clinician with educational interest, teaching skills, management skills, motivated and able to motivate others, good time management and conflict resolution skills.

If you are interested in becoming a DCT contact your hospital’s Director of Medical Education or PMCWA who may be able to assist you in finding a suitable position.

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