To help quality assure the clinical supervisor programme and help clinical supervisors evaluate their own teaching, students are asked to provide regular evaluations of their supervisions. Online questionnaires, such as the example shown below, are circulated to students twice a year; once in Michaelmas Term which, where student feedback is available, forms the basis for the appraisal discussion and once in Lent Term where there is no formal appraisal but the information collected is used to determine who should receive the annual Clinical Supervisor Letter of Commendation for Excellence in Teaching.
Questions asked of students
- How many supervisions have you in the last 3 months (i.e since the start of the academic year)?
- How would you rate these sessions on a likert scale? 5 = Excellent 4= Good 3= Average 2= Poor 1= Very poor
- What were the most useful aspects of these sessions?
- What were the least useful aspects of these sessions?
- How could these sessions be improved?
- Does your clinical supervisor give you feedback on your work?
- Any comments (positive or negative) about the feedback you receive?
Cambridge-based Clinical Supervisors
Clinical Supervisors, once appointed, are responsible for booking themselves in for a 15 minute appraisal with the Director or another faculty member of the Clinical Supervisor Programme via the Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle. The appraisals usually take place in the Clinical School between January and March each year. Where student feedback has been submitted Clinical Supervisors may receive a copy for their Annual Review of Competence Progression portfolio.
Regional-based and Paediatric Clinical Supervisors
The Sub-dean at the regional hospital at which clinical supervisors are based or the Paediatric Department will arrange appraisal interviews directly with their clinical supervisors. Where student feedback has been submitted Clinical Supervisors may receive a copy for their Annual Review of Competence Progression portfolio.