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Disclaimer: Please find below details of courses which may be of interest to Foundation doctors and which STFS has been made aware of. Please note that the information below is received from a variety of sources. STFS does not endorse any specific providers or have knowledge of the content of individual courses. Foundation doctors are advised to discuss attendance at courses with their Educational Supervisor / Foundation Training Programme Director before registering.

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See a calendar of upcoming courses

General Courses

  • A range of courses is offered by http://www.training4doctors.co.uk/.
  • Medicourse (http://www.medicourses.co.uk/) is a free to browse search system with which medical professions can register to receive updates regarding courses, events and seminars on a UK nationwide and pan-European basis.
  • UCL are offering an MSc course in Evidence-based Healthcare (Surgery). For more information, visit www.ucl.ac.uk/ebh or e-mail Kurinchi Gurusamy at k.gurusamy@medsch.ucl.ac.uk.
  • The University of Salford is offering an MSc course in Surgical Practice. For more information please e-mail Susan Buttress at s.buttress@salford.ac.uk or Prof. M. Baguneid at m.baguneid@nhs.net.
  • The Royal Society of Medicine organise a number of courses/meetings. Further information is available at www.rsm.ac.uk/trainees.
  • St George's Medical School is recruiting tutors to teach clinical skills sessions to medical students in years 1 - 3.  For more information or to apply please contact Lea Stock, Skills Administrator, on 020 8725 5152 or at skadmin@sgul.ac.uk.
  • A complete resource for doctors applying for ST1 positions in the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the UK is available at http://www.ogst1course.co.uk/. The resource includes an interview practise course comprising: lectures from trainees and consultants in OG, simulated interviews with professional role players and comprehensive analysis of previously asked questions.
  • Pre Clinical Medical Science Revision for Foundation Year Doctors
    A FREE iPhone app for revision of basic medical science called pre-clinical medical science - 500 single best answer questions is available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pre-clinical-medical-science/id593244556?ls=1&mt=8
    Although primarily aimed at medical students, this may be relevant to MRCP and MRCS part 1 exams. 
    In addition to the free app, a medical science revision weekend course is available in April. Once again this  is primarily aimed at medical students although it may also be relevant to the MRCP and MRCS exams.  Further details are available at: http://one2onemedicine.com/courses
  • Bromley Emergency Courses Bromley Emergency Courses provide training and revision courses ranging from FRCEM Primary and Intermediate, MRCEM Part C to Radiology, CORE (Level1) Ultrasound and more. For more information visit www.bromleyemergency.com or email info@bromleyemergency.com. 
  • MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine, The University of Nottingham, one of the world’s leading universities, offers an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine.  For more information visit  www.nottingham.ac.uk/sportsexercisemedicine or contact the Course Administrator:  sports.med@nottingham.ac.uk
  • Online MRCS Part B Revision Tool - This tool was created by surgical registrars for foundation doctors and core surgical trainees studying for the MRCS Part B examination.The Question Bank offers an all-in-one resource to practise MRCS Part B topics including cadaveric anatomy spot tests.For more information please see the attached flyer. 
  • MRCP(UK) Part 1 Revision Course
    This course is being held by a group of medical doctors who want to provide low cost revision courses for foundation and core doctors.  There will be a number of consultants on board who will give high yield lectures through the course.  For further information click here.

 

Ad Hoc

Association for Palliative Medicine

The APM Juniors is a society for medical students and junior doctors with an interest in Palliative Medicine.  It provides discussion forums, journal articles, mentoring, careers guidance and access to research in Palliative Medicine.  For more information click here or contact undergraduate.apmj@gmail.com.

 

BMA Non-Clinical CPD Courses

The BMA offers a number of non-clinical teaching courses for foundation doctors. For further information click here.

 

Leadership Scholarships to enhance compassion in practice provided by the Florence Nightingale Foundation on behalf of Health Eduaction Kent, Surrey and Sussex

The Florence Nightingale Foundation is offering scholarships on behalf of Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex to Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals, Pharmacists, Healthcare Scientists and Medical/Dental professionals who want to become leaders. For further information and to register click here.

 

Are you a Doctor or Junior Doctor who is interested in participating in research?

MSc student's studying Clinical Mental Health Sciences at the Division of Psychiatry, University College London, are looking for doctors to take part in a research study examining the relationship between resilience and personality. The aim of this research is to highlight potential factors which may prevent the possibility of burnout in doctors. For further information and to take part please contact uctvcfe@ucl.ac.uk

 

Leading for Quality (L4Q): New Leaders Programme

Click here for further information. 

 

Global Health Exchange

The Global Health Exchange is offering a 12 month opportunity to develop your clinical and professional skills in rural South Africa as part of a four year GP and Global Health Fellowship Training Programme. The programme includes a one year paid deployment in South Africa, and is supported by Health Education England, Africa Health Placements, and the NHS. For more information click here

 

Foundation Doctor Survey on Opthalmoscopy F2

Ophthalmoscopy is a core clinical skill and is part of the Foundation Programme Curriculum. A short survey has been produced to assess all new Foundation Year 2 doctors - their current attitudes and experiences of ophthalmoscopy during medical school and the impact and experiences gathered during Foundation Year 1. The survey is available now and we would be grateful for your time to complete this.

  

 Calendar of Upcoming Courses  

ATTENTION ALL F1’S – DO YOU WANT TO BE A SURGEON? EVENING TALK 23RD NOVEMBER 5.30PM ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL

This evening talk is designed for those who are interested in pursuing Surgery or Orthopaedics.  With four fantastic speakers, the honorary guest speaker is renowned surgeon Professor Fares Haddad. To book visit

Annual Student and Trainee Ophthalmology Conference, London Saturday 2nd December, 2017

Abstract submission deadline is Friday 10th November but even if trainees are not submitting a poster, this conference is good to find out more about ophthalmology as a career and to meet like-minded people.  For more information please visit:  

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF MEDICS?

(and get a free lunch), keep reading!  There are two widening participation conferences for 13-17 yr old aspiring doctors. There are some teaching/facilitation slots available for doctors.
Fri 1st, Fri 15th Dec 2017 (Medical Application Overview Days) Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ and Sat 2nd, Sat 16th Dec 2017 (Clinical skills Days)
We need more doctors for the Saturday events rather than the Friday's.
If you are available on ANY of the above dates, get in touch by completing this application form.
Remuneration: Lunch is included. Travel will be reimbursed*
For all attendees an eportfolio teaching form and certificate of attendance for those who volunteer. Complete this form to get involved!.  For more information contact Katharine at: hello@generationmedics.org.uk

** LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT **For All Academic Trainees

 The aim is to build a network of junior doctors doing a similar theme in their foundation years. Like-minded individuals could share what they want to achieve/have achieved locally collaborate on projects and receive advice/support from their peers. For more information and to join the group visit facebook page  

 **NATIONAL FOUNDATION DOCTORS PRESENTATION DAY 12 JANUARY 2018, BRISTOL**

All  Foundation Doctors and Trainers are invited to a day of presentations by F1 and F2 doctors. Presentations for work completed during your foundation training.  To enter and for more information, please contact Eloise.Ambrose@hee.nhs.uk

 

Core Surgical Training - Interview Course - Saturday 13th January 2018

Where? Northwick Park Hospital, Postgraduate Centre - To book a place (limited) and for further information, please email: cstinterviewcourse@gmail.com

The Royal Society of Medicine Biannual Career in Urology Day, 13th January 2018. 

This is a hugely popular event and one not to be missed for F1/F2s/medical students interested in pursuing a career in Urology. For more information visit here.  There is also a poster prize for which abstracts may be submitted - again great for your CV.    Abstract submission

** UKFPO/MDRS Careers Conference 2018** SAVE THE DATE: JOINT UKFPO/MDRS/WALES DEANERY CAREERS CONFERENCE

Wales Deanery is hosting the annual Careers Conference on Thursday, 1st March 2018 at City Hall, Cardiff, CF10 3ND from 9:30 to 16:30. It is aimed at medical and foundation school careers advisers, trainee/student representatives and faculty members in foundation schools, deaneries and LETBs with an interest in supporting foundation/early stage trainees with their careers. CPD points will be available. A full programme and a booking link will be available in due course.  All enquiries please contact pgmedicalcareers@cardiff.ac.uk

FREE TASTER SESSIONS – GUM / Renal

GUM/HIV taster day is offered for foundation doctors and core medical trainees from across the country interested in a career in HIV/sexual health.  The day provides the opportunity for junior doctors who do not get the opportunity to experience GUM/HIV medicine as part of their contact abarbour@nhs.net for more information.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A CAREER IN NEPHROLOGY?  An education taster day aimed at anyone interested in RENAL, come and meet current trainees and consultants from around the country. For more information contact Iain.smith@nbt.nhs.uk

IMPROVING SURGICAL TRAINING – CAREERS IN SURGERY

Applications for both traditional core surgical training (CST) and the IST posts are to be made through Oriel  For more information and how to apply visit.