Clinical Mentoring

There is always a demand for MACP members to become clinical mentors to existing students undertaking postgraduate courses leading to the MACP membership.

The role of a clinical mentor

  • To develop a partnership between the mentor and mentee in order to facilitate higher levels of functioning within a clinical setting
  • To develop a culture of reflection, critical thinking and inquiry to promote personal and professional development
  • To support, nurture, respect, encourage, befriend and learn
  • To act as an objective assessor

Benefits of being a clinical mentor

  • To support others in their MACP journey
  • To develop a culture of learning in your workplace
  • To enhance your own personal and professional development
  • To develop your own self-awareness, analytical and constructive feedback skills

Benefits to the workplace

  • Enhance the reputation of the department and positively impact on recruitment and retention
  • Enhance the academic working environment and give staff pride in their workplace
  • Enhance the high standards of the clinical staff and desire to support an academic study to commissioners
  • Mentors of master level student are well respected by MDT and may encourage research, audit and critical clinical appraisal

The following resources are available for MACP Clinical Mentors

(please note that members need to log in to view or download the files below)

MACPLearn - online mentors course (see below)

Mentors Co-ordinator - For further information regarding the mentoring process then please contact Elaine Dechow (MACP mentors mentor) -

Clinical mentor fees

Current clinical mentor fees are set at £150 but this fee may change dependant on university requirements.


MACPLearn is the online resource that has been produced by a group of MSc course leaders and Clinical Practitioners.

Resources include;

  • Information regarding Issues surrounding becoming a clinical mentor- the benefits to the individual and to the department, examining models of practice placements 1:2, 1:3, 2:2, etc
  • Preparation for the placement - including examining learning contracts, clinical reasoning forms, student induction pack, placement timetable
  • Facilitating feedback- recognising good and bad methods of giving feedback
  • How to manage a failing student- including videos of how not to give feedback.
  • The assessment process - planning for successful patient examinations, awareness of grading and assessment criteria, additional continuous assessment

The online course is now ready for members to use in order to support the needs of any clinician whether new to mentoring or as a useful collection of resources for experienced regular clinicians when offering placements.

The Mentors course is NOT on the MACP website but is on MACPLearn -