We are always looking to increase the Public Health teaching team and welcome any one who is interested in teaching or helping with curriculum development.
Why contribute to the teaching?
- This is a valuable and worthwhile activity to advocate for Public Health and improve population outcomes by supporting others to develop. Offering an innovative, interesting and valuable teaching experience to medical students is vital in helping to develop a new generation of doctors with a population perspective who can work collaboratively with Public Health specialists.
- Raising awareness and understanding of the role of Public Health amongst medical students and doctors can help the specialty to flourish and establish links and collaborations with other health disciplines and medical specialties. It might also become increasingly useful in collaborating with our local authority colleagues and sharing ideas and practices.
- This is often the first time students have come into contact with Public Health registrars and Consultants and can be a key opportunity to encourage future doctors to join the Specialty.
What’s in it for me?
- Teaching also facilitates the development of key transferable skills which are fundamental to the role of a Consultant in Public Health. These include: effective communication, active listening, strategic thinking, presentation, leadership, teamwork and mentoring. Development of these skills could be documented in reflective narratives in your Professional Development portfolio and also evidenced through a number of relevant learning outcomes.
- Teaching public health is also an excellent way to consolidate key concepts, convey new PH knowledge to colleagues and to keep your own knowledge base and analytical skills up to date. This may provide evidence of learning on a variety of PH topics which can contribute towards broader learning outcomes.
- In addition, teaching at Cambridge can present an ideal opportunity to engage and forge links with an academic institution and academic staff. This might facilitate areas of interest for scientific research and the potential to get involved in educational research or studies.