Training in Teaching

Training in Medical Education

This course will deliver training in teaching with a certificate issued upon completion of the course. 

By the end of this course you will:

- Appreciate the different environments where medical education is delivered

- Become aware of the different careers in medical education

- Draw upon different teaching methods to suit a given teaching environment

- Develop and deliver technology enhanced learning

- Effective teaching session planning

- Effective teaching session evaluation

- Have an opportunity to deliver a teaching session

- Be able to write an article to publish your evaluation of delivered teaching 

Who is this course for:

  • all foundation and specialty doctors
  • SAS doctors
  • consultants 
  • fourth and final-year medical students
  • allied health professionals


This course will count as 3 points towards specialty application scores for surgical, medical and other specialty training programmes. Here you can see the scoring criteria for Core Surgery Training and Internal Medical Training programmes


Course dates:

This course is currently run virtually and the dates for the next sessions can be found below:

Day 1: In-person virtual session

Days 2&3 will be released on subsequent weeks to be completed in your own time within the given period.  *A fast-track option to gain certification early are available. A fast-track opt-in email will be sent to you after purchase - approximately one week before the course start date*


Our October course will start on Saturday 17th October 2020 (FULL)

Our November course will take place on Saturday 21st November 2020 (FULL) 

Our December course will take place on Saturday 19th December 2020 

Our January course will take place on Saturday 16th January 2021

Our February course will take place on Saturday 20th February 2021

Our March course will take place on Saturday 20th March 2021

Our April course will take place on Saturday 17th April 2021

About the instructor

Medics Academy
Medics Academy

We empower health professionals across the globe through innovative education and continued professional development.

We are driving a digital transformation of professional healthcare training and development and aim to make it accessible to those across the globe and most in need. We believe this platform can improve care and save lives.

Our team of doctors, engineers, artists and film-makers are creating an engaging platform to deliver the highest quality education available in the industry.

Director of Training in Teaching Programme

Dr. Jack Harding
Dr. Jack Harding
Clinical Programme Manager - Medics.Academy

Jack is a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Exeter and Clinical Programme Manager at Medics.Academy. He is the course lead for the Training in Teaching course and is an alumnus of Imperial College London

Faculty Member

Johann  Malawana
Johann Malawana
Founder and Director of The Healthcare Leadership Academy and Medics.Academy
Johann has been in leadership roles for more than 18 years.

Johann is currently the Founder and CEO of Medics.Academy, the Founder and Managing Director of The HLA and the Lead for Education and Training at Healthcare UK at the Department for International Trade.

Johann is best known as the former chair of the Junior Doctors Committee of the British Medical Association. However, he has held a variety of roles over 18 years.

Johann was a former President of Barts and The London Students’ Association, a former University of London Medical Students’ Officer at ULU and the founding Editor of The Medical Student. Following the crisis caused by Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) via Medical Training Application System (MTAS) in March 2007, Johann took over the Education and Training portfolio at the BMA in September 2007. He was responsible for a lot of detailed negotiations around the education and training environment in medicine for the next three years till 2010. He was credited with a lot of initiatives that improved the working and education lives of junior doctors. He was responsible for designing the first Interdeanery Transfer System and negotiated for it to be implemented in every Deanery in the UK.

As a result of this, Johann developed a strong representative and leadership reputation and was appointed to the boards of both the General Medical Council and the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board. He undertook a lot of work on both boards to ensure the voices of medical students and junior doctors were heard. Johann served as an advisor on several reviews of the medical education environment with a strong belief in the need for strong medical leadership and the power of young doctors and medical students to be a force for good in the NHS. Many of the engagement strategies developed for these reviews were a direct result of the work Johann undertook.

Through The Healthcare Leadership Academy, Johann hopes to support healthcare professionals to feel more comfortable in leadership roles, to support them through the diverse and vibrant community that we have built up in their whole careers and to ensure that individuals do not feel isolated in leadership roles.



Faculty Member

Professor Derek Gallen
Professor Derek Gallen
Head of F|Docs Programme

Over the last decade of my career I introduced and looked after the foundation programme in the UK. We managed to get it embedded in UK medicine and the NHS. However there is still a lot of work left to be done. I realised when I retired that we needed to be more innovative with technology in Medical and Healthcare education and try greater consistency and improve the experience of the Foundation Programme. When the Medics.Academy team invited me to lead the development of the  F|Docs programme, I saw this as an opportunity to work with this innovative, young team to bring apply technology and entrepreneurial ideas to the NHS. The team have worked hard over the last 2 years since we came up with the first concepts. They have developed a programme that genuinely tries to support Foundation Schools and Doctors, applying consistency of teaching and supporting individuals to achieve their goals as early stage professionals. 

The impact of COVID19 did not dent this team, it spurred them on to rethink completely what they were doing and rapidly changed their programme to into something that responded to the needs of students and junior doctors alike. The speed and diligence with which they worked, made me proud to see that the NHS, it’s staff and society generally are in good hands. The programme that Hiba and the F|Docs team are rolling out is something that 3 years ago I wouldn’t have thought possible, but these young professionals are innovating at a pace, and focussing on their colleagues who are students and junior doctors in a way that really is impressive. The feedback and engagement we are seeing is incredible and I am incredibly proud to have led the birth of this initiative and continue to nurture it to have a significant impact on the clinicians concerned and the wider NHS that will benefit. 

Faculty Member

Dr Hiba Khan
Dr Hiba Khan
Director of Programmes - Medics Academy

Hiba is the Director of Programmes at Medics.Academy and is also an HLA scholar. Her background is in entrepreneurship and innovation as well as medicine. She is heavily involved in quality improvement, teaching and medtech at Exeter hospital, won the Outstanding Trainee of the Year award in both her F1 & F2 years and was also the British Medical Association Representative for the trust. In addition to these roles she is a health advisor to Barnet Refugee Service and was the National Teaching and Curriculum Director for Friends of Irise International. Over the past year Hiba has won four awards for research and performance in her clinical roles and a gold medal in regional weightlifting.