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Dr Clare Shoults

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
Consultant in Acute and Respiratory Medicine

Dr Shoults is the Chief Examiner for the Becoming a Doctor Assessment Domain of the MBBS Course and a consultant in acute and respiratory medicine.

Dr Shoults works in undergraduate education, including as a member of the section of clinical teachers,  and clinical practice. She practices as a Consultant in Acute and Respiratory Medicine with special interests in thromboembolic disease and sleep medicine, based in the Acute Medicine Unit of St George’s Hospital.  She has  weekly clinic for Sleep patients, predominantly those with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

Dr Shoults is currently the Chief Examiner for the Becoming a Doctor Assessment Domain of the MBBS Course. The Becoming a Doctor Assessment Domain encompasses the assessment of Professional Behaviour and its development over a student’s time on the MBBS Course. This summative assessment domain ensures that students graduating from St George’s meet the requirements of the GMC “Achieving Good Medical Practice “ guidance. The assessment domain encompasses attendance and engagement with the course, learning from clinical placements including workplace based assessment, and the development of other areas of professionalism such as good academic conduct in written work , engaging with appraisal and interpersonal interactions in relation to small group teaching.  

Additional roles include acting as an external advisor to the Student Conduct and Capability Group, School of Medicine, Imperial College and as member of the UK Council for the Teachers of Professionalism.  She is a GMC accredited trainer and educational supervisor, Additionally she supervises physician associate students on the Acute Medicine Unit.

Dr Shoults qualified from the University of Oxford and St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine in 1998. She has an MA in Physiological Sciences. She trained in Respiratory Medicine in South London, completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education  at UCL/Royal College of Physicians concurrently with this training. She has worked as Consultant at St George’s since 2008 and has worked in the Acute Medicine Unit since it’s inception in 2010.

She has been actively involved in education throughout her training and practice, including designing teaching programmes for the Acute Medicine Unit, overseeing physician associate students and teaching in a wide variety of contexts, from clinical teaching to providing a variety of lectures.

In her educational roles at St George’s she was academic lead for the Transitional Year of the MBBS from 2009 until 2018, including development of the curriculum, management of the curricular change and integration of different streams of students and blueprinting and planning a new assessment structure aligned to the curriculum. She has acted as a Responsible Examiner for the Transitional Year OSCE  and as Chief Examiner for the Transitional Year. She planned, developed and implemented a programme of workplace based assessment for the MBBS course, when this was still only emerging as the standard in postgraduate learning and teaching. This has now been operational since 2010 and produces medical students ready to engage with postgraduate assessment and appraisal as they enter the Foundation Programme.

Additionally she is a mother to two sons and a keen cook and offshore sailor.

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