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Trainees Out of Programme Award

Updated on: 06 Jan 2022   First published on 03 May 2021

The Award

The Trainees Out of Programme Experience Award is designed to help gastroenterology trainees in the UK access training opportunities that are not available as part of their local training rotations. There is a single award of £1000.

Eligibility

The award is open to any BSG member who is training in gastroenterology in the UK. This includes members of the BSG Trainees Section Committee not directly involved in the organisation of the award. Applicants must have a National Training Number (NTN).

The applicant should be undertaking (or planning to undertake) an attachment or posting outside of their normal training scheme. This may be within the UK or abroad and can be a short term attachment or longer clinical post.

Conditions of the Award

The successful applicant must submit a report to the Trainees’ Section within 12 months of the award. The report should include a summary of the work undertaken and information on opportunities for other trainees.

The winner is required to attend on the last day of the BSG Annual Meeting to receive their prize.

The prize money should be used to fund travel, to assist costs of arranging the post (e.g. registration with foreign medical councils) or to present publications arising from the attachment at national/international meetings.

Application Process

Submissions are anonymised prior to being assessed by a panel approved by the BSG.

The personal statement should contain a full description of the work, a description of why the work is relevant to training, and a proposal of how the money will be spent. The application should detail the available local training opportunities and what additional benefit the proposed attachment will offer.

Applications will close on 7th February 2022. Details on how to apply will be released shortly. This award is reserved for BSG members.

View the full BSG Policy for this award.

How to apply

Please complete the application form here.

Below are the fields you’ll need to complete.

  • Please write a personal statement containing a full description of the work, a description of why the work is relevant to training and a proposal of how the money will be spent. The application should detail the available local training opportunities and what additional benefit the proposed attachment will offer: 750 words

Judging information

A panel of BSG reviewers recruited by the Trainee Section Committee will select their top 3 applicants. These will then be scored as below and the scores from all reviewers totalled:

  • 1st place = 3 points
  • 2nd place = 2 points
  • 3rd place = 1 point

Previous OOP Award Recipients

2021: Phoebe Hodges, Queen Mary University of London
2020: Dr James Kang,  East of England Deanery
2019: Dr Rebecca Harris, East Midlands Deanery
2018: Dr Shraddha Gulati, London and South East Deanery
2017: Dr Beverley Kok, Peninsula Deanery
2016: Dr Dipesh Vasant, North Western Deanery
2015: Dr Sarmed Sami, Yorkshire and Humber
2014: Dr Grace Dolman, Wessex Deanery
2013: Dr Lachlan Ayres, Severn Deanery


FAQs

The panel is selected by the BSG Trainees Chair and is a selection of eminent individuals in their field. A diverse selection of reviewers from different backgrounds are invited to ensure a fair system is in place. To ensure the process is fair for all applicants, the reviewers are also kept anonymous. Reviewers will declare any conflicts of interest before the process, and are removed if this is the case.


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