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Training Courses & Events

Details of courses and training events in Scotland and across the UK are regularly posted here, as well as other opportunities you may find of interest.  

Please see the Scottish Foundation School Policy for details on what events are added to this list.

 

Courses & Events

 

Date

Title & Description

Venue

 Details

9-10 September 2019

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, Medicine24 Conference 

The flagship conference event for the RCPSG.

Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde

Details 

11 September 2019

ACCS Careers Day

This event is for prospective applicants with an interest in the Acute Care Common Stem - join RCEM's ACCS Careers Day to find out more information about careers in emergency medicine, critical care, intensive care and anaesthesia and to receive guidance on applications for training in these specialties.

RCEM Octavia House, 54 Ayres Street, London, SE1 1EU

Details

21 September 2019

CV Bootcamp

Get your CV into shape. Invaluable advice in non-clinical skills for core and registrar level trainees, with separate sessions for physicians and surgeons. This event is primarily aimed at trainees who are in core surgical or medical training or have obtained a higher training post in any of the surgical or medical subspecialties.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ

Details

26 September 2019

Personality Assessment in Healthcare

Free medical education evening seminar.

University College London, Bloomsbury Campus, Gower Street, King's Cross, London, WC1E 6BS

Details

3-5 October 2019

British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology Annual Conference

To increase awareness and interest in Allergy as a specialty; BSACI is offering 30 scholarships for late Foundation Year 1 and Foundation year 2 doctors/Core Medical/Internal Medicine trainees to attend the BSACI Annual Conference in Harrogate 3-5th October 2019.

Harrogate Convention Centre, King's Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA

Details

4 October 2019

Glasgow Gastro 2019 Event 

Following the success of 2018’s inaugural Glasgow Gastro Conference, this event will return for 2019 and looks set to be another sell-out day with a mix of keynote lectures, state of the art presentations and interactive sessions. 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ

Details

9 October 2019

A Career in Anaesthesia

Join us for an inspiring morning of talks and breakout sessions to gain an insight into what it take to become an anaesthetist. Hear about the recruitment and training process from those who have gone through it and find out more about what life an anaestheticts entails.

Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London, WC1R 4SG

Details

10-11 October 2019

South West Psychiatry Autumn School

Are you a junior doctor keen to learn more about a career in psychiatry? This free event will give you a valuable insight into the specialty, with a packed programme of tutorials, workshops and networking opportunities.

The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ

Details

18 October 2019

Mersey Anaesthesia Careers Day 2019

This one day event is aimed at Foundation Trainees and Medical Students who are contemplating a career in Anaesthesia or simply interested in finding out more about the specialty. The day will consist of a series of seminars covering a wide variety of topics relevant to a career in Anaesthesia. There will be hands-on workshop sessions covering key practical techniques commonly performed by the modern Anaesthetist. 

Liverpool Medical Institution, 114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5SR

Details

23 October 2019

GP Trainee Research Day

This research day is for all medical trainees who are considering GP as a career direction.

Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee, DD1 4XA

Details

23-24 October 2019

Introduction to Clinical Research including Clinical Appraisal

• To find out how the research process works

• To see how you can get involved in research

• To understand how you can support research as  a clinician

Research is part of the ‘core business’ of the NHS, and all trainee physicians are expected to have an understanding of the process of research, so that  you can support research activity.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

Details

1 November 2019

How to Get into Radiology

This course is aimed at doctors pursuing a career in Clinical Radiology. Our intensive one-day course will maximise your chances of gaining an ST1 post using targeted lectures, one-to-one CV workshops, interview preparation stations and top tips from successful radiology applicants.

Liverpool Medical Insitution, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5SR

Flyer

Programme

Submission Guidance

Register

9 November 2019

Path to Success 2019

“Path to Success” will take place in Newcastle again this year, hosted by HEE, RCPath and the ACP. Aimed at Foundation, CMT doctors and medical students, this one day free event is a must for anyone considering a career in Haematology, Infection, Histopathology, Chemical Pathology or Immunology.

Copthorne Hotel, The Close, Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3RT

Flyer

Register

16 November 2019

The Association of Palliative Care Junior's (APMJ) Conference 2019

The APMJ consists of medical students and pre-specialty doctors who have an interest in Palliative Medicine. For another year running, we have an exciting range of speakers giving interesting talks in the field, and some interactive workshops taking place across the day. There is also an opportunity to present a poster or oral presentation, in addition to a medical student competition.

University of Cambridge

Poster

Abstract Competition

16 November 2019

2nd Annual Core Surgical Training Interview Course

We are delighted to announce that the 2nd Annual Core Surgical Training Interview Course at King's College London are officially accepting doctors for this November's course, this year being held on 16th November 2019. Last year's course proved to be highly successful with most candidates receiving one of their top three jobs, including themed and London jobs. We are delighted to welcome these doctors back to help provide useful guidance for this year's candidates.

King's College London

Details

20 November 2019

Research Symposium for Medical Students and Foundation Doctors

Undergraduates and foundation doctors carry out a wide range of research and quality improvement projects, and this dedicated research symposium, hosted by RCPE, NES and the Medical Schools Council, offers an opportunity to present findings, build on networks, and hear from established research leaders about their own experience in developing research careers.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

Details

22 November 2019

Student and Foundation Years Research Symposium

The meeting comprises a student and FY led Symposium, involving a number of short presentations. This provides an opportunity to present work undertaken during undergraduate and early postgraduate training in any surgical specialties. These may be lab-based research projects or clinical audits, including any research submitted at previous symposia. There will also be guest lectures on surgical training & research and a prestigious prize awarded as selected by the panel of judges. We are now accepting abstracts for consideration for both oral and poster presentation. Deadline for Submission: 12 noon, Friday 18th October 2019.

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW

Details

23 November 2019

Geriatrics for Juniors

Are you interested in geriatric medicine? Geriatrics for Juniors is taking place in Manchester on 23 November 2019. It is a full day of excellent sessions with lots of practical tips which will help in your day to day work on the wards looking after older people. In addition there is also the opportunity to submit an abstract to our poster competition and to get some helpful careers advice from our current geriatric registrars. And all for £55! Please see the poster for more details and we hope to see you all there! 

etc.venues Manchester, 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU

Details

28 February 2020

COPMeD Careers Conference 

Save the date! Speakers and workshops to be confirmed.

The Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

Details

Various Dates

Preparing to be a Trainer Course

This one-day course will provide foundation doctors and medical students with an overview of teaching, learning and feedback in the clinical environment.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ

Details

Various Dates

Royal College Advanced Certificate in Clinical Education

A two-day course covering all essential trainer prerequisites and providing learning opportunities to suit the needs of all clinical trainers from first time teachers to experienced course managers.

Glasgow - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ

Leeds – Weetwood Hall Hotel Training and Conference Centre, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PS

Details - Glasgow

 

Details - Leeds

Various Dates

Procedural Skills for Medical Trainees 

This course will help to develop practical skills and gain knowledge in common CMT and IMT procedures. Each skills station will provide hands-on experience and this year sees the introduction of an ascitic tap station.  There are separate courses available for West of Scotland, South-East Scotland and of all other areas. 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow

Details

Various Dates

Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrlSP)

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow are delighted to introduce the CCrISP course this year and we are now accepting applications for upcoming dates in December 2019 and February 2020. 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow

Details

Various Dates

Focus on Neurology for PACES Candidates

This half day course will help candidates prepare for the neurology station and potential neurology cases encountered in the MRCP(UK) PACES examination.  The course includes a mix of short lectures and practical exam stations.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ

Details

Various Dates

Clinical Trainer Development Course: An Overview

This course will provide you with learning and teaching skills, communication, coaching and dealing with difficult students. With a focus on supporting the training and professional development of trainers specifically this course is designed for those holding a named trainer role in secondary care. It will also be useful for those new to educational supervision.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ

Details

Various Dates

Foundation Skills in Surgery

This interactive course provides an introduction to the specific skills of early stages of surgery. It is suitable for foundation year doctors and final year medical students considering a career in surgery.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ

Details

Various Dates

Basic Surgical Skills

Introducing surgical trainees to safe surgical practice within a controlled workshop environment, this course teaches, assesses and certifies the ability of trainers to use safe and sound surgical techniques that are common to all forms of surgery.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ

Details

Various Dates

MRCS Part B OSCE Preparation Course

This accessible course prepares you for the MRCS Part B OSCE Exam. The course combines online, flexible and independent learning with classroom based scenarios. 

Golden Jubilee Research Institute, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, G81 4SA

Details

Various Dates

IMPACT Course

The IMPACT course is a two-day course introducing the principles and practice of acute medical care and related knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ

Details and Registration Form

Various Dates

Principles of Casting for Orthopaedic Trainees Course

Taught by experienced clinicians and plaster technicians, this course will provide you with skills for upper and lower body casting.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ

Details

Various Dates

Basic Orthopaedic Procedural Skills Course

By attending this course you will learn the principles of skin suturing, plastering, digital nerve blocks, joint aspiration, emergency fracture treatment and spinal immobilisation.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ

Details

 

International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Structured in conjunction with the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, the International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Team will offer students the chance to gain a fully recognised qualification, with post graduate diploma equivalence through Glasgow Caledonian University, whilst also having the opportunity to travel to challenging locations both in the UK and Morocco.

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Details

 

PG Certificate in Research Methods for Health

Delivered entirely online, utilising a range of engaging and innovative teaching and assessment methods, the PgCert in Research Methods for Health will provide you with the framework and methodological skills to design effective, rigorous, ethical and relevant healthcare research projects.

N/A Details
 

Duty of Candour e-learning module

NHS Scotland in partnership with Care Inspectorate, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Scottish Government and Scottish Social Services Council have developed an e-learning module for relevant health and social care staff which will support organisations with implementation.

N/A Details
 

The London Diploma in Geriatric Medicine Course

This July we are launching the first course in London designed to prepare candidates taking the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (DGM). The course is also suitable for those not taking the examination but wish to improve their skills in managing common problems in geriatrics and frailty syndromes; the course awards 12 CPD points. 

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Other items that may be of interest

Title & Description Venue Details

Are you considering a career as a Histopathologist?

The science of pathology is at the heart of every branch of medicine.  The doctors you meet in the surgery or hospital all depend on the knowledge, diagnostic skills and advice of some of the 4000 pathologists and 20,000 pathology scientists working in the UK.

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Royal College of Pathologists Competitions 

  1. THE HUGH PLATT FOUNDATION ESSAY PRIZE – CLOSES 30 AUGUST 2019

Foundation doctors aspiring to specialise in pathology are encouraged to take part in the Hugh Platt Foundation Essay Prize. This competition offers FY1 and FY2 doctors the chance to explore how pathology makes a difference to patients. It’s also a great opportunity to boost their CVs ahead of applying for specialty training. A prize of £200 will be awarded to the winning entrant. Their essay will also be published on our website and in the College magazine, The Bulletin. For more information and to apply, please visit: www.rcpath.org/essay-competitions.

  1. THE FURNESS PRIZE FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION – CLOSES 28 OCTOBER 2019

The Furness Prize for Science Communication is an award given to a pathology trainee or undergraduate who has shown excellence in their science communication activities throughout the year. Applicants can nominate themselves using the application form at the link below. A £200 prize will be awarded to the winner at the College’s New Fellow’s Ceremony in London in February 2020. To find out more and enter, visit www.rcpath.org/furness-prize.  

  1. THE ART OF PATHOLOGY COMPETITION – CLOSES 23 SEPTEMBER 2019

The College’s Art of Pathology competition is open to people of all ages until 23 September and invites participants to explore pathology in a unique and creative way. This year’s theme is ‘Pathology: a new point of view’. A £50 prize will be awarded to the winners of each of the three age categories, and the best entries are also published on our website and featured in the College magazine, The Bulletin. For more information, please visit www.rcpath.org/artofpathology.

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Considering a Career in Anaesthesia?

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is launching a new membership service for medical students and foundation year doctors.

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Become an Associate Member of the RCPsych for free

The RCPsych is offering free membership to students and foundation doctors that want to learn more about psychiatry as a career.

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Choose Psychiatry – it’s a discipline where you really get to know your patients

Working in Psychiatry has much to offer, and as many of our Consultants testify it is the one area where you really get to know your patients. With more Psychiatrists needed in the NHS it’s a perfect time to choose psychiatry as your career offering diversity, work-life balance and more opportunities than you might think.

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh | The Internal Medicine Curriculum: What I need to know

In response to the Shape of Training report (2013) the early physicianly training programme is being changed from Core Medical Training to Internal Medicine Training. The applications for Internal Medicine training occurred in November 2018 and the first trainees will commence training within the programme in August 2019. The Trainees and Members’ Committee have been involved in the development of the curriculum since its inception. Presented by Dr Anna Olsson-Brown, Chair of the Trainees and Members’ Committee, this Evening Update has been recorded and gives a thorough overview of the Internal Medicine programme highlighting the changes compared to Core Medical Training, the progression points, and assessments.

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