National survey of Gastroenterology trainees' experience and intentions in research and academia
Monday, 04 April 2016 14:27
Prof Matt Brookes
Chair, BSG Research Committee
Dr Laith Alrubaiy
Chair, BSG Trainees Committee
The BSG Research and Trainees Committees are keen to determine the academic and research intentions of trainees. A better understanding of what exposure trainees have had to date and their future career plans will allow us to develop tools to assist in promoting research exposure and academic career pathways.
To this end we are asking ALL speciality trainees to complete this short 5-10 minute questionnaire. Results will be held anonymously and outcomes will be provided through the BSG Research and Trainees Committees.
With the information we receive we will plan to support a BSG sponsored research symposium and assist in the development of Registrar Research Networks.
At the end of the survey you will be asked to provide a contact email if you wish to be entered into a draw for an IPAD worth £500.
MRCP(UK) Specialty Certificate Examination in Gastroenterology fee reduced by 23 per cent
Thursday, 31 March 2016 11:55
30 March 2016
The British Society of Gastroenterology and the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are pleased to announce that trainee physicians will benefit from a 23% reduction in fees for the MRCP(UK) Specialty Certificate Examination in Gastroenterology effecting examinations from 1 August 2016.
This examination assesses the knowledge gained during specialist training and must be passed by trainee physicians in the UK before they can practise independently as a gastroenterologist. In other parts of the world, the SCE is a respected and sought-after qualification for specialist physicians.
Currently, the application fee for an SCE is £861 in the UK and £1,081 elsewhere in the world. These fees will be reduced to £665 in the UK and £833 for candidates sitting the examination at an international centre.
In 2007, the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK and the British Society of Gastroenterology made a substantial investment to create, develop and deliver the SCE in Gastroenterology. The input of specialists in gastroenterology insures the SCE is clinically sound, and relevant to current best practice.
When the SCEs started in 2008, there were just nine candidates in one specialty. This increased to 2500 candidates across 12 specialties in 2015. The SCEs have now been taken in over 45 countries. As a result of this growth, the Federation and British Society of Gastroenterology are now able to make this change to the fees.
'The SCE project has been a tremendous academic success' said Professor Andrew Elder, MRCP(UK) Medical Director 'Now that it is established, it is very difficult to imagine a postgraduate medical training pathway in these specialties that does not include this summative assessment of specialist knowledge.'
Dr Jim Macfarlane, Trainee Representative for the SCE Steering Group, said: 'This is extremely welcome news for all trainees. It demonstrates the colleges have been receptive to feedback from trainees about the cost of examinations, particularly considering the current financial environment.'
For more information about the SCE in Gastroenterology please view the MRCP(UK) website:
Peter Cotton Advanced Endoscopy Travel Scholarships
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:07
Medical University of South Carolina
Grants will be awarded to cover expenses for travel and accommodation; up to $2500 for successful North American applicants, and up to $4,000 for Internationals.
The grants are intended for post-graduate gastroenterologists from any country to spend two weeks observing at the Medical University of South Carolina's Digestive Disease Center located in Charleston, SC, USA. Please be aware that there will be no "hands-on" clinical activity.
Deadlines for applications are 1st September and 1st April each year. They will be reviewed by a committee of MUSC faculty and international colleagues, and successful applicants will be notified within one month.
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Academic Clinical Lectureship - Nottingham
Thursday, 05 November 2015 10:23
Vacancy: Clinical Research Fellow in Endoscopy
Monday, 24 August 2015 10:58
The post is for a Clinical Research Fellow in Endoscopy at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, and Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
This post offers the opportunity to undertake a 3 year period of research in molecular imaging of the colon. This project has the potential to result in direct improvement to patient care. It aims to improve detection of early and pre-cancer at a stage when therapy is minimally invasive and offers the best possible outcome for patients, and the potential for achieving high impact publications.
The vacancy is for a clinically trained, specialist trainee (with a national training number) in colorectal surgery or gastroenterology who is motivated, bright and hardworking and interested in undertaking a research project in molecular imaging of the colon. Previous experience as an endoscopist is essential.
This full-time post is available from 1 October 2015 for a fixed-term of 3 years.
Grade E64: £31,301 - £50,167 p.a.
As part of the online application process you are required to provide your CV and a covering letter.
Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 7 September 2015 can be considered. Interviews will take place 17 September 2015.
Contact Person: Gemma Horbatowski
Vacancy ID: 119880
Contact Phone: 01865 220532
Closing Date: 07-Sep-2015
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