Table 4

Factors perceived by trainees to enhance an educational environment: trainee, trainer and organisational factors

Factors contributing to a successful educational environment
 Trainee factors(1) Manage expectations by acknowledging and addressing the challenges early
(2) Use educational contracting to identify learning needs, expectations and opportunities
 Trainer factors(3) Creative, proactive educational supervision
(4) Effective local faculty groups with trainee representation
(5) Develop systems for pastoral support
(6) Adequate clinical supervision
 Organisational factors(7) Rota design to include teaching and clinic time
(8) Curriculum-mapped protected pan-hospital teaching programme
(9) Centralise teaching events
(10) Signpost learning opportunities including non-clinical
(11) Interprofessional learning
(12) Crossover or shadowing weeks to increase clinical exposure