How to get the best from your consultant supervisor

29th November 2023

Have you ever thought that you could get more from your consultant? Or, if you are a consultant, have you ever felt that your relationship with your juniors could be more productive?

In this ASME Bitesize session, we aim to facilitate conversations between participants and a panel of a consultant and a doctor in training. The panel will talk briefly about their experiences and then we will facilitate a conversation between the panel and you, the participants. We want to hear your experiences and your questions. The panel will not have all the answers but we aim that we all will become more aware of the pitfalls in these relationships, how to navigate them and some tips which will help us all get the most for our mentoring relationships.


Sean Zhou
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Sean Zhou is currently an Ophthalmology Specialty Trainee (ST5) in HEE East of England, having graduated from Bart’s and the London. He has always had a keen interest in medical education and, until recently, served as the chair of the Trainee Association for the Study of Medical Education (TASME). He has undertaken a HEE Blended Learning Fellowship and now actively contributes to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ digital learning platform as a member of the digital learning subcommittee.

Outside of work, he enjoys playing the piano, caring for his cat, and playing video games when time allows.

Andy Baldwin


Andy works as a Diabetes Consultant Physician in Derby (UHDB) having completed CCT training in East Midlands South in 2020. During training he completed the Masters in Medical Education from the University of Nottingham focusing on Communication Skills,  and served as the Chair of TASME for 2 years. Alongside this he enjoys sports and is a Foster Carer alongside his wife and two birth children. 


Session Chair

Bob McKinley

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RK (Bob) McKinley is Professor of Education in General Practice at Keele University. While he has conducted clinical and health services research in the past, he now focuses on medical education research. His current research interests are the assessment and enhancement of skills, work place based assessment, delivery of undergraduate education in general practice, the transition from student to clinician and the drivers of career choices. His has supervised Masters of Medical Education, MD and PhD students from medicine and nursing. He has long been committed to developing capacity for research and scholarship in medical education through mentorship and supervision of individuals and supporting colleagues to develop their careers.

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