Opportunity to contribute to Frontline Gastroenterology curriculum-linked review series
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:24
Frontline Gastroenterology is soon to launch a new series of Clinical Reviews written by Specialty Registrars. Linked to specific competencies in the 2010 gastroenterology curriculum, the aim of these articles is to provide the reader with evidence of reflective practice or continuing professional development that can be linked to the JRCPTB eportfolio. Each article will contain several 'best of 5' style questions to test learning, and act as a revision aid for the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Gastroenterology: the editorial team includes college exam setters who will moderate the content in this regard. The Editorial Team of Frontline Gastroenterology are keen to receive submissions for this new series, and more detailed instructions to authors can be found at: http://fg.bmj.com/site/about/guidelines.xhtml#curriculum
Barts and the London - UEGF Post Graduate Diploma and MSc in Gastroenterology
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 10:00
Barts and the London-UEGF Post Graduate Diploma and MSc (Distance Learning) in Gastroenterology (Full time or part time)
The Centre for Digestive diseases at Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London in collaboration with the UEGF invites applications for its Post Graduate Diploma (Distance Learning) in Gastroenterology. This course is suitable for trainees and consultants already in the field wishing to establish a more theoretical basis of their gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary knowledge but also for those seeking an entry into the field. The course has been approved by the British Society of Gastroenterology Education Committee and provides clinicians with theoretical and clinically applied aspects of their discipline with a focus on the relevant basic sciences and research techniques.
The Centre for Digestive Diseases is one of the largest academic and clinical departments in this field in the UK and includes professors in Clinical Gastroenterology, GI Genetics, GI Paediatrics, GI Surgery, GI Neurogastroenterology, GI Pharmacology and GI Physiology all of whom contribute to the teaching. The majority of the teaching is provided by clinical academics who are both research and clinically active.
Those successful in the PG Diploma are able to transfer to the MSc once they have identified and planned a project (and local supervisor) which have to be approved by the leads for the research module.
The Post Graduate Diploma runs from October until April, and includes six compulsory modules. Each module lasts 3 or 6 weeks with on average about 10 hours of teaching per week accessed via the internet. The part time option requires taking the modules over two years, module 1 has to be completed in the first year.
Each module is assessed by a written exam and an essay.
Module 1: The Basis of GI Diseases
Module 2: Liver and Pancreatic Diseases
Module 3: Adult GI Diseases: Luminal Diseases
Module 4: Neurogastroenterology: Advanced Functional GI diseases
Module 5: Paediatric and Adolescent GI, Liver and Nutritional Diseases, including GI Infections
Module 6: Introduction to Endoscopy
Module 7 : Research
For those interested attached more information and the on line application can be found via this link (including frequently asked questions):
The New JAG Trainee Certification Process
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 08:57
Over the last 18 months, the JAG has carried out an extensive review and consultation on the way that trainees are assessed as competent at endoscopy. This article aims to inform you of the changes, provide you with the rationale for the changes and give you a timeline for implementation.
Firstly, the term accreditation is changing to certification to help distinguish this process from the endoscopy unit accreditation process.
Trainees have fed back that the application process for certification can be paper heavy and cumbersome. In response to this, the JAG have designed and released the JETS e-portfolio. From mid March 2011 the application process will be streamlined; you will be able to apply through the JETS e-portfolio. From September 2011, all applications will have to be submitted through the JETS e-portfolio. If needed, supplementary paper evidence will be permitted until at least 2012.
If you are not sure whether your trust has set up the JETS e-portfolio click on this link:
Details on how to set up the JETS e-portfolio can be found here:
Independent EWTD Review
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 12:36
Issued by the News Distribution Service on behalf of NHS Medical Education England (MEE)
Professor Sir John Temple has launched his report ‘Time for Training’, an independent review of the impact of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) on the quality of training for doctors, dentists, pharmacists and healthcare scientists.
The report was commissioned by Medical Education England (MEE) at the request of the former Secretary of State for Health Alan Johnson.
Sir John’s report concludes that high quality training can be delivered within the reduced number of hours available but fails if trainees:
- have the major role in providing out of hours service;
- are poorly supervised; or
- have limited access to learning.
'Time for Training' focuses on the quality of training provided now and says any current problems will not be solved by either increasing hours or lengthening training programmes.The Review reveals that, despite an increase of more than 60 percent in consultant numbers over the past ten years, hospitals remain too reliant on junior doctors to provide out of hours services.
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