Tomorrow’s Teachers

Tomorrow’s Teachers is a highly successful teaching course that has been running since 2001. It was developed by ‘trainees for trainees’, to overcome educational challenges posed by modern medical training.

It is a practical teaching course that aims to enable doctors in postgraduate training to apply adult learning theory to optimise education in their day-to-day work.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • Methods: Mainly small group facilitated discussions in breakout rooms. Content reinforced with short presentations throughout the day.
  • Pre-event preparation: Delegates will be asked to prepare a 5-minute presentation in advance, which they deliver during the course. The topic should NOT be medical and should not involve PowerPoint or reading from a Word document.
  • Post-event work: None

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Who can attend

– Wessex doctors in postgraduate training (FY2+)
– Wessex staff/trust grade doctors
– Most beneficial to individuals that have some personal teaching experience

Aims and learning outcomes


– Explore delegates personal experience of learning and teaching
– Provide safe forum for facilitated small group discussion
– Facilitate feedback on presentation and teaching skills
– Guide group exploration of teaching strategies that can be applied to day to day work
– Deliver summary plenary sessions to consolidate key concepts:
1.    Adult learning theory
2.    Teaching challenges
3.    Presentation and feedback skills
4.    Teaching opportunities and strategies

Learning outcomes:

Having attended this course, delegates will be able to:
– Describe basic models of adult learning theory
– Analyse teaching difficulties and choose appropriate tools to overcome them
– Practiced and received feedback on their presentation and feedback skills
– Apply all the above to identify and optimise learning opportunities in the work place

Associated GMC Generic Professional Capabilities (GPC)

Domain 1: Professional values and behaviours
– Managing time and resources effectively

Domain 2: Professional Skills (Communication and interpersonal skills)
– Demonstrating effective consultation skills, including effective verbal and non-verbal interpersonal skills
– Demonstrating active listening skills
– Demonstrating cultural and social awareness
– Effectively managing challenging conversations or consultations
– Managing the personal challenges of coping with uncertainty

Domain 8: Capabilities in education and training

– Providing safe clinical supervision of learners and other doctors in training in the workplace at all times
– Planning and providing effective education and training activities
– Using simulation or technology-enhanced learning appropriately in protecting patients from harm
– Providing supportive developmental feedback, both verbally and in writing, to learners and doctors in training
– Creating effective learning opportunities for learners and doctors in training
– Evaluating and reflecting on the effectiveness of their educational activities
– Promoting and participating in inter-professional learning
– Assessing objectively and fairly the performance of learners and other doctors in training
– Giving timely and constructive feedback on learning activities and opportunities
– Understanding how to raise concerns about the performance or behaviour of a learner or other doctor in training who is under their clinical supervision

Dr Sophia Beeby (Co-director)

Sophia is an ST4 in Anaesthetics, currently working at University Hospital Southampton. She first attended Tomorrow’s Teachers in 2016 to gain formal teaching experience and enjoyed it so much she has been part of the faculty ever since. Sophia has lots of experience delivering practical, simulation and bedside teaching and has designed a prize-winning teaching programme. Additionally, Sophia is regularly involved in examining for Southampton Medical School.

Dr Georgina Courquin (Co-director)

Georgina is an ST4 in Respiratory Medicine, currently working at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. Having had lots of practical teaching experience, she wanted to increase her skill-set, so attended The Tomorrow’s Teachers course in 2021, and has never looked back. Georgina’s experience includes running Foundation and PACES teaching programmes, as well as multiple medical student bedside teaching sessions. 

Dr Anicka Sufraz (Interim Co-director)

Anicka is an ST2 in General Practice, working at GP surgeries around Salisbury. She attended Tomorrow’s Teachers in 2022 and applied to be on the faculty straight after. Anicka’s teaching experience so far has mostly been practical – examining for Southampton Medical School, organising Foundation Teaching and running multiple medical student sessions.


– Wessex training grade doctors and Wessex SAS/Specialty grade doctors are funded by Wessex, so no study leave claims will be necessary for course fees.
– Other delegates are required to pay a nominal fee.

Cancellation penalties may apply. Please refer to the Accent Course Manager Cancellation and Refund Policy.

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