The course aims to provide an insight into the huge diversity and exciting opportunities the specialty provides in terms of training but also as a consultant in the future.
The course will offer:
- Hi-tech interactive lectures
- Hands-on endoscopic experience
- GI emergency simulation scenarios
- A practical introduction to imaging used on a daily basis
- Interactive MDT
The main aim is to inspire the next generation of trainees to follow Gastroenterology as their chosen career. It will also provide application and interview advice for those intending to apply for the next round of training posts in early 2019.
DAY 1: An insight into Gastroenterology
0900-0905 Welcome speech
Course organisers (Dr Sharmila Subramaniam & Dr Jennifer Clough)
Career pathways in Gastroenterology
0905-0925 Why choose Gastroenterology
Dr Ellie Taylor
0925-0945 Career pathways in Gastroenterology – where we have come from and where we are heading
Prof Martin Lombard
Gastroenterology on the shop floor – what it’s actually like
0945-1000 Experiences from a current Gastroenterology trainee
Dr Charelle Manning
1000-1020 Experiences from a Research Gastroenterologist - Building a research active career
Prof Matthew Brookes
1020-1040 Coffee break
The MDT and interactive workshops – a selection of 5 cases discussed in an MDT followed by interactive workshops
MDT Facilitator: Dr Mark McAlindon
MDT Faculty: Dr Emily Clarke, Dr Vinay Sehgal, Mr Valerio Celentano, Dr Sarah Upponi, Dr Philip Smith, Dr Adrian Bateman, Dr Ian Rowe
1040-1105 Case 1: Oesophageal
1105-1130 Case 2: Hepatobiliary
1130-1155 Case 3: Nutrition
1155-1220 Case 4: IBD
1220-1245 Case 5: Hepatology
1040-1245 Interactive workshops
1345-1550 (4 groups rotating – 30 minutes each)
ROOM 1 Ultrasound and the Gastroenterologist (ultrasound/fibroscan) –
interactive station and tutorial
Dr Charelle Manning, Dr Suranga Dharmasiri, Dr Shivkumar Budihal, Dr Janisha Patel, Dr Christopher Ball, Dr Matteo Rosselli
ROOM 2 Hands on upper GI therapeutics
Dr Fergus Thursby-Pelham, Dr Gareth Sadler, Dr Peter Neville, Dr Polychronis Pavlidis, Dr Fergus Chedgy, Dr Mohid Khan, Dr Kesavan Kandiah, Dr Emma Wesley, Dr Shraddha Gulati
ROOM 3 Endoscopic simulation station (colonoscopy/UGI endoscopy/capsule endoscopy)
Dr Rebecca Keay, Dr Neil Hawkes, Dr Clare Parker, Dr Amit Chattree, Dr Sam Murray, Dr Karishma Sethi, Dr Max Hu
ROOM 4 Real time emergency scenario station
Dr Shelby Webster, Dr Gloria Tun, Dr Emma Saunsbury
1550-1605 Coffee break
Specialising in Gastroenterology
Dr Bu’ Hayee
Dr Charlotte Rutter
Dr Joel Mawdsley
Dr Ian Rowe
1725-1730 Summary of the day
1730-1830 Drinks and canapés
DAY 2: Getting ‘THAT’ job!
Breakout workshops (0830-0915)
Workshop 1 - Less than full time training (Ellie Taylor/Rebecca Keay)*
Workshop 2 - Academic clinical foundation pathway (TBC - Dr Nick Powell)*
*content subject to change - please indicate on registration if interested in attending
Hurdles for the budding Gastroenterologist to overcome during training
0930-0940 Specialty Certificate Exam (SCE)
0940-1000 Dual accrediting in GIM and Gastro: There's light at the end of the tunnel
Dr Neil Hawkes
1000-1015 To OOP or not to OOP – research and Gastroenterology
Dr Sharmila Subramaniam
1015-1030 Managing your life and being a trainee in Gastroenterology – children, family and your health
Dr Philip Smith
1030-1045 Coffee break
Applying for Gastroenterology posts
1045-1105 Competition, competition, competition – overview of posts, competition rates
Dr Melanie Lockett
1105-1220 How to get a post – the perfect application form and interview
Dr Beverly Oates
1320-1340 How to get a post – the interview – presentation/communication station
Dr Beverley Oates
1340-1400 If at first you don’t succeed – what to do if things do not work out
Dr Melanie Lockett
1400-1420 A doctor’s experience of the application process
Dr Giovanna Sheiybani
1420-1430 Summary of the day
1430-1445 Q&A session with the expert panel
1500 Course close
LocationUniversity College London Hospital
1st Floor West
250 Euston Road
The Education Centre website
The UCH Education Centre is located in central London ( Click here to view the location on a map) and is easily accessible by both train and tube from London City and Heathrow airports.
The UCH Education Centre is located within a short walk of London's mainline Euston, St Pancras and King's Cross railway stations, plus the following tube stations: King's Cross (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, Northern and Victoria lines) Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines) and Euston Square (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines).
If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the course organiser:
MCI UK Ltd
Tel: 01730 821 969
British Society of Gastroenterology contact:
Tel: 020 7563 9991
Cost for delegates
Registration for the course is £150
There will be course drinks on the Saturday (1st December). ALL delegates are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to attend the course drinks, which will also be attended by faculty members.
We expect the course to be extremely popular so places will be given on a ‘first come, first served’ basis although priority will be given to CMT doctors due to proximity to specialty training applications.
Free places for medical students...
The BSG Trainees Section is inviting UK final year medical students to apply for one of 5 fully funded places for the Taster Course in Gastroenterology.
Applicants need to be UK-based medical students starting their final year of study this year. Applicants should send a 2-page CV and 250 word (maximum) supporting statement (explaining why they want to do gastroenterology, their inspiration, experience and steps they have taken to gain insight into the specialty) to BSGtastercourse@mci-group.com by 5pm on the 5th October 2018. All applications must be supported by a covering letter, which is officially stamped or verified by the medical school faculty office.
An independent panel of gastroenterologists will choose the best applications. Successful applicants will be informed by the 26th October 2018. They will enjoy free registration to attend the course, have fully funded return transport to the course, and have overnight accommodation arranged for the 1st December 2018.
There is not an application form as such, applicants need to submit their CV, supporting statement and a covering letter.