The RCOG is keen to recruit Fellows and Members as moderators to deliver a Part 2 MRCOG Enhanced Revision Programme to candidates preparing for the Part 2 MRCOG exam.
The moderators will work in pairs and be responsible for conducting the virtual classrooms. The virtual classrooms rely on interaction between a moderator and up to 15 candidates, and therefore must take place at set dates and times which must be adhered to. Moderators are required to attend a moderator workshop. Some exemptions will be considered, e.g. if already a mentor/moderator in a similar capacity.
Roles and responsibilities
Moderators are expected to:
- Maintain the relationship with candidates for the length of the training programme
- Conduct the virtual classrooms as per agreed dates and times
- Work in partnership with the candidates to support their preparation for the Part 2 MRCOG exam and to allow enough time in each virtual classroom for Q&A
- Bring any improper conduct, as well as conflicts, grievances or complaints, during the virtual classrooms to the attention of the RCOG or the Part 2 MRCOG Convenor
- Be sensitive to a candidate’s cultural and linguistic background
- Strong understanding of NHS (processes, structures, hospital hierarchy) and topics that are unique to NHS (audit, clinical governance, critical appraisal, risk management)
- Strong knowledge of exam question and techniques for Part 2 MRCOG exam
- Confidence in using software as communication tool
- Understanding of objectives of education provision in regards to Part 2 MRCOG exam
- Evidence of enthusiasm and experience working with trainees
- Reliability and commitment
- Good time management
- Registered with a licence to practise with GMC, in good standing
- Substantive consultant in obstetrics and/or gynaecology in UK NHS practice
- Evidence of annual appraisal
- At least one fully completed CPD cycle
- Evidence of equal opportunities and diversity training within previous 3 years
- Strong understanding of local clinical practice and the local training system and having worked in the UK and in local area where Enhanced Revision Programme is run
- Being able to build rapport with candidates
- Experience in writing exam questions for either undergraduate or postgraduate medical exams
- Experience as examiner in undergraduate or other postgraduate exams
- Evidence of active involvement in medical education
- College Tutor or Educational Supervisor experience
- Experience in standard setting for examinations
Duration of appointment
3 years initially
- The role of moderator is recognised for CPD and is undertaken within SPA time. Please see the separate information sheet regarding claiming CPD credits for your involvement in the Part 2 MRCOG Enhanced Revision Programme.
- The moderator may need to discuss this role with their clinical director in their job planning process.
- It is anticipated that the time required for the virtual classroom will be approximately 8 hours per month.
- The moderator will be supported with material from the Part 2 MRCOG course convenor and must pay due care and attention to the copyright of the material and maintain security of sample questions.
- The moderator is required to attend a half-day Training the Moderator session prior to the commencement of the programme.
- The moderator will be asked to provide feedback and evaluation at the conclusion of the pilot project.
Evaluation of the role
This job description will be re-evaluated at the conclusion of the pilot project in light of feedback received.
How to apply
To register your interest, please