Introduction to Mentoring for LIME's Teaching Mentor Network

Course overview

Evidence for appraisal and revalidation/accreditation of trainers

Becoming a teaching mentor may be useful to those clinicians that are teaching in terms of evidence of educational CPD for revalidation and for those trainers who will need to demonstrate their skills under the GMC's regulatory framework for the approval of trainers as part of The GMC Education Strategy 2011-2013.

Personal development

Many staff who become teaching mentors say that they learn a lot about themselves and the way they communicate, as well as considering a variety of problem-solving techniques. Others say that developing others is a rewarding activity.


An initial mentorship training will be provided, and two further face-to-face sessions will be offered throughout the year. The purpose of these sessions will be to explore typical issues that arise in mentoring situations as well additional content identified as being of use by the mentors themselves.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:

  1. Consider qualities needed for effective mentoring
  2. Understand the processed involved in setting up a mentor network
  3. Identify different models of mentoring

This course is free to attend and of interest to those wishing to develop teaching skills, especially in the healthcare environment and teaching our students.


Dr Cait Dennis Leeds Institute of Medical Education


This workshop has been accredited for 3 CPD points from the Royal College of Physicians

These workshops are developed and run by Leeds Institute of Medical Education at The University of Leeds and can be used to evidence the following areas for GMC accreditation: Supporting and Monitoring Educational Progress, Guiding Personal and Professional Development, Continuing Professional Development as an Educator.

These workshops could be used to evidence the following areas for The Academy of Medical Educators. Core: Professional Integrity, Educational Scholarship, Respect for Colleagues. Domains: Educational Management and Leadership.