Supporting the underperforming trainee

Thursday 28 February 2013
Venue: Royal College of Physicians
Location: London

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5 CPD credits

This workshop is aimed at supervisors who would like information, guidance and support to be able to recognise and support trainees who are underperforming.

During this programme we focus on realistic case-studies. We discuss how to recognise the early warning signs of a trainee getting into difficulty, and consider a range of strategies to help trainees address their weaknesses and improve their performance. We also provide guidance to help prevent disputes and misunderstandings from developing.

This is a popular workshop, and previous delegates have fed back very favourably on how helpful the content has been in their role as educational supervisors.

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • recognise the early warning signs of a trainee getting into difficulty
  • identify what early steps to take
  • identify whom to contact about concerns
  • describe the legal and employment framework within which they will be operating
  • recognise the roles and responsibilities of relevant supporting bodies
  • identify what help is available to support underperforming trainees
  • describe the factors that help to prevent disputes and misunderstandings.

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