clinical tutor(1) A medical doctor—usually a consultant or associate specialist—in the UK who assumes the responsibility for the day-to-day oversight of a trainee because it would be, for geographical reasons, difficult for the trainee’s usual educational supervisor to continue in that role.
(2) The doctor responsible for organising education and training in a particular hospital trust, and overseeing the organisational aspects of postgraduate professional learning. Each health district usually has a clinical tutor for hospital doctors and one for GPs.
Clinical Tutors v College Tutors
The local representative of the Postgraduate Dean, who is broadly responsible for training in all specialties within an NHS Trust. Clinical Tutors are increasingly designated as Directors of Medical Education, reflecting a broadening role to cover career-grade doctors as well as trainees.
The local representative of a medical Royal College who has oversight of training within a particular specialty.