Vacancy – Trainee Editor, Frontline Gastroenterology
The team at Frontline Gastroenterology are pleased to invite applications for the post of Trainee Editor of the Editorial Board.
Frontline Gastroenterology publishes articles that accelerate adoption of innovative and best practice in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. Specifically Frontline Gastroenterology publishes articles in the domains of clinical quality, patient experience, service provision and medical education.
The Trainee Editor position is a 2 year appointment with a specific remit in three areas:
- Assisting with development of educational content
- Optimising social media interaction of the journal
- Representing opinions of the trainee body.
The only requirement is that you are currently in a training post, irrespective of stage.
Deadline for applications: Friday 30th October 2015
Vacancy - Social Media Editor, BMJ Open Gastroenterology
An exciting new vacancy of Social Media Editor has emerged on behalf of BMJ Open Gastroenterology. The role seeks someone who can drive the journal's presence and readership worldwide through the use of social media such as the journal's blog, podcasts, Facebook and Twitter.
BMJ Open Gastroenterology is an online-only Open Access gastroenterology journal dedicated to publishing high-quality medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas of gastroenterology. Already with a repertoire of online features, such as the journals' Twitter and Facebook pages, BMJ Open Gastroenterology is looking for someone to work closely with the editorial team to improve and enhance these features. The aim is to extend the reach of the journal's content worldwide, as well as helping its core readership to stay up to date with new developments within the field.
The successful applicant would be expected to be educated to postgraduate level, with sufficient knowledge in the journal's subject area. Importantly, an applicant should have enthusiasm for the subject area, creativity, and an interest in using new technologies to publicise scientific research. Some experience of science communication and/or web content management systems such as Twitter, Facebook and Wordpress would be preferred. The role is ideally suited to an early to mid career researcher.
The Social Media Editor will report directly to the journal's Editor-in-Chief, Professor Joseph Lim, and will be expected to attend the journal's editorial meetings. It should be noted that the position will receive a small annual honoraria, and full training and support will be provided by the BMJ's digital communications team.
Deadline for applications: Friday 30th October 2015
Hepatology at a Glance - Now published
The BSG Education Committee is very pleased to announce that a project that has been in the works since the summer of 2012, "Hepatology at a Glance", has now been published. The BSG Education Committee and BSG Trainees' collaboration with Wiley-Blackwell resulted in the first hepatology edition in this respected series. The opportunity to select authors and editors for the book was one the Committee was happy to accept. We hope you will feel the book is a helpful addition to your ongoing medical education.
Display copies will be available on the BSG stand at DDF and will be available to buy from the Wisepress stand or online.
Why did I choose gastroenterology and why would I recommend it?
Dr Philip J Smith, SpR in gastroenterology, London (ST4)
Gastroenterology is one of the most diverse and exciting specialties available to the budding physician who not only relishes the prospect of looking after acutely sick and chronically unwell patients, but also enjoys the challenge of carrying out technical procedures that are sometimes very demanding.
Some specialists deal with a single organ but gastroenterologists manage patients with disorders of the liver, intestines, stomach, oesophagus, pancreas and gallbladder – in short, this is a specialty that is too varied to let you become bored! Having said that, there is 'scope' to become highly specialised in an area of gastroenterology that appeals to you. Either way, you will find that every day is different and dynamic, and this will keep you on your toes.
Gastroenterology has grown faster than any other major specialty, and ongoing scientific and technological developments in this field mean that you are always acquiring new skills and extending your knowledge.
To be a gastroenterologist, you need to: be adaptable and deal with rapidly changing situations; be energetic and enthusiastic (as well as resilient) to cope with life and death situations; be interested in managing patients with both serious and complex chronic diseases and, most importantly, be a team player.
More than any other specialty, gastroenterologists are constantly interacting with other healthcare professionals as part of multidisciplinary teams – from surgeons, to histopathologists, oncologists, dieticians, nurse endoscopists, radiologists and many more. In short, if all of the above excites you, as it did with me, then gastroenterology is the specialty for you.
Welcome to the BSG Taster Membership Microsite!
The BSG has re-launched its Taster Membership scheme to promote Gastroenterology to aspiring medical students and all junior trainees pre-ST3. We are looking to attract students, foundation doctors and Core medical trainees who show enthusiasm for gastroenterology by participation in audit, research SSU's or other gastroenterology related projects. Benefits of this scheme include access to a tailored microsite on the BSG website, with educational content, political commentary and an informal mentoring scheme (supported by the BSG Trainee section). Substantially reduced conference rates are available for BSG scientific meetings and submission of abstracts to the BSG scientific meeting is actively encouraged. To apply go to the members area and complete the online application form. Cost is minimal (£15pa). The support of a BSG member is needed to join the Society and their BSG membership number should be included on your application (this could be a gastroenterologist who is your educational/clinical supervisor or a supervising gastroenterologist for your clinical attachment, SSU or foundation post). After your first payment of £15 all future payments will be taken by direct debit.