Vacancy: Subspecialty Training Placements in Hepatology
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 12:25
Applicants are invited for appointment to Subspecialty Training Placements in Hepatology commencing 1st September 2014, for a period of 12 months until 31 August 2015. The posts are recognised by JRCPTB and therefore count towards subspecialty accreditation in the field. Details on the fourteen posts can be found below.
Applications this year will be processed at a national level, with successful applicants matched to an appropriate post based on preference and training needs.
The posts are aimed primarily at trainees who will be entering ST6 in September 2014 although entry at ST5 or ST7 is also permissible.
A National Training Number (NTN) is not available for this appointment.
Applications close: 13th December 2013 at 12.00 noon
Vacancy: Trainee Member of Frontline Gastroenterology's Editorial Board
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 08:27
The team at Frontline Gastroenterology are pleased to invite applications for the post of trainee member of the editorial board.
Shire Innovation Fund for SpRs 2014
Monday, 21 October 2013 09:32
The Shire Innovation Fund for Specialist Registrars for 2014 is open for applications from Monday 28th October 2013. This initiative, sponsored by Shire, aims to support specialist registrars working in gastroenterology and inflammatory bowel diseases who want to develop projects to benefit patient care in the UK. Please note that any SpR in year three or above who are physicians or surgeons, or in related specialities such as pathology or radiology, including research fellows can apply.
There are two funds available:
Travel bursaries for ECCO 2014
A total of £8,000 will be made available to applicants whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation at ECCO 2014. The deadline for applications for this fund is 5pm, 6th January 2014.
Innovative projects that will benefit patient care
A total of £7,500 will be made available for types of proposals that will enhance patient care or local IBD services.
The deadline for applications for this fund is 5pm, 2nd December 2013.
The completed application forms for this round can be posted to
Shire Innovation Fund,
16 Petersham Road,
Surrey TW10 6UW
or can be returned by email to:
Alternatively, you can apply online at www.shireinnovationfunds.co.uk
Specialty Certificate Examination
Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:29
The Exam: The BSG, in partnership with the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK organises and delivers the Specialty Certificate Examination in Gastroenterology. The first examination was held in 2008.
UK Trainees: The Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) is a compulsory component of assessment for Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) for all UK trainees whose specialist training in Gastroenterology began in or after August 2007. The examination compliments workplace-based assessments and ensures that trainees have sufficient knowledge to practice safely and competently as consultants.
Outside the UK: The SCE is open to all doctors who are in training or have completed their training from any part of the world. Applicants are no longer required to hold the MRCP (UK). The exam is a computer-based test and is held in several centres throughout the world.
Date of SCE Examination: The next Gastroenterology SCE Examination will take place on 23 April 2014. Registration opens on 16 December 2013.
Dr Mounes Dakkak
Lead Specialist for Gastroenterology SCE
Peter Cotton Advanced Endoscopy Travel Scholarships
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:58
at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Through the generosity of some of Dr Cotton's past trainees, some prior patients, and the proceeds of his book "The Tunnel at the End of the Light: my endoscopic journey in six decades", funds are available to support a limited number of Advanced Endoscopy Travel scholarships each year.
The grants are intended for post-graduate gastroenterologists (aged <40) from any country, to spend 2 weeks observing at the Digestive Disease Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, SC, USA. There will be no "hands-on" activity.
Grants of $2,500 will be awarded to successful North American applicants, and $4000 to Internationals.
More information about the Center and faculty can be found at:
Application should be made on the attached form; the deadline is January 1st 2014. They will be reviewed by a committee based at MUSC, and successful applicants notified within a month.
- Application form [ 400 kb ]
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