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BSG Trainees Section Training Survey 2014

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 11:51

Executive Summary

The 2014 survey was sent to all trainees in gastroenterology in the UK using both BSG and local representative databases. The survey was open from July-September 2014. 263 out of 806 UK trainees responded, giving a response rate of 32.6%. This is a fall from the response rates of 39.7% in 2012 and 35.7% in 2010. As with previous surveys, responses in 2014 come from all training programmes.

37% of responders were female, up from 31.1% in 2012. All grades of training were well represented.

Key findings

  1. Satisfaction with general gastroenterology training and support from educational supervisors is high
  2. There are longstanding low levels of satisfaction with GIM training
  3. Barriers to trainees taking time out-of-programme (OOP) include trainees being unaware of opportunities and the practicalities of organising time OOP
  4. Progression to full JAG certification in colonoscopy is slow. Over half of trainees are using days off/zero hours days to supplement endoscopy training
  5. Exposure to level 2 polypectomy and endoscopic treatment of acute UGIB is limited
  6. Many trainees are not receiving the minimum number of endoscopy training lists set out by JAG
  7. Confidence in managing certain areas of hepatology, IBD and nutrition is low, even amongst senior trainees

Deputy Chair for the BSG Training Committee 2015-2018

Commencing October 2015

We are seeking to appoint a new Deputy Chair of the BSG Training Committee. The role involves supporting the Chair of the BSG Training Committee, attending regular meetings of the Gastroenterology SAC, BSG Training Committee and BSG Education Committee plus other meetings if the Chair is unable to attend, liaising closely with the SAC and with the BSG Trainees Section.

The successful candidate will serve a three year term of office, demitting at the BSG annual meeting in June 2018.

Anyone interested in this post should contact Chris Romaya for a job description. Telephone 020 7935 2815 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Closing date: 10 July 2015