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Trainees Out of Programme Award

Updated on: 04 May 2021   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.


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. Winners will receive a 20% registration discount to attend the BSG Annual Meeting Online.

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 open on 3rd May 2021 and close on 2nd July 2021. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application on 2nd August 2021.

Previous OOP Award Recipients:

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

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