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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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General Courses

  • A range of courses is offered by http://www.training4doctors.co.uk/.
  • Medicourse (http://medicourse.co.uk/) is a free to browse search systen 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.
  • The Shared Services Careers Unit is offering foundation webinars during 2013-14.  Further information is available at www.londondeanery.ac.uk/var/careers-unit/webinar-registration-form.
  • 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.
  • Concise Medicine is offering October 2014 courses. Further information is available at www.concisemedicine.co.uk
  • 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 is the largest MCEM training provider in the UK.  Courses range from MCEM Parts A, B & C to Radiology, Ultrasound and FCEM SAQ.  For more information visit www.mcemcourses.org or email Andy Floyd at mailto:info@mcemcourses.org
  • 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.    
  • Developing Authority Workshop - Non Clinical Leadership Skills for Doctors, This programme is designed to equip Foundation Doctors with the knowledge and skills to perform as future leaders in everyday situations.  The programme will run 6 times between October 2014 and May 2015.  For dates and further information see the attached flyer.
  • 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. 

 

Ad hoc

MANAGING PROFESSIONAL STRESS AND RESILIENCE

University of Westminster's Centre for Resilience

For more information or to book a place, please visit http://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/professional-and-short/biomedical-sciences/managing-professional-stress-and-resilience

 

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.

 

Calendar of Upcoming Courses

2015  

October

INTRODUCTORY MEDICAL STATISTICS (TWO DAY COURSE) 

1 & 2 October 2015

This course is designed to introduce doctors, nurses, clinical research fellows and postgraduate students (anyone who uses statistics in their work or research) to statistical concepts. For more information and to register click here.

 

THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE

5 October 2015

This course is aimed at F1 and F2 doctors in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Acute Medicine and its being held at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, 7-9 Breams Buildings, London EC4A 1DT. For further information and to register, please click here or if you have any questions please contact events@rcem.ac.uk.

 

PSYCHIATRY AUTUMN SCHOOL

5 - 6 October 2015

This is an annual event for foundation doctors across the country who are considering a career in psychiatry and want to find out more about it prior to applying for core training. Only 30 spaces for F1/F2, to apply completed the attached application form and send to bristolautumnschool2015@outlook.com by Monday 21st September.

 

CHEST X-RAYS

10 October 2015

This course is organised by the Radiology Section to enable you to be able to further your understanding of the anatomy displayed on a normal CXR and how to diagnose common and important pathologies. For further information and to register please click here.

 

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ANAESTHETISTS ANNUAL CAREER DAY

16 October 2015

The day will provide and insight into life as a trainee and consultant anaesthetist. It will also feature a Q&A session where delegates are split into groups and are able to ask anaesthetists in training any questions they may have. For further information and to register please click here.

 

MERSEY ANAESTHESIA CAREERS DAY

16 October 2015

This event is aimed at foundation doctors considering a career in Anesthesia.  For further information and to register click here

 

HEKSS SHOWCASE 2015

17 October 2015

The HEKSS Showcase 2015 event is fast approaching with confirmed speakers, including, Professor Graeme Dewhurst, Postgraduate Dean, Margaret Holborough, Careers Expert and Mr Humphrey Scott, Head of School of Surgery/National Clinical Lead for Core Surgery. You can find the timetable as well as a full list of exhibitors here. Alongside these interactive presentations there will also be private careers guidance sessions, HEKSS Trust exhibitor stands, Royal Colleges, Medical Professional Organisations and networking opportunities. For further information and to book your free ticket, click here. If you have suggestions or questions, please contact kssrecruitment@kss.hee.nhs.uk  , or tweet @HEKSSspecialty, using #KSSshowcase

 

17th DIPLOMA IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY - HEAD & NECK SURGERY: INTENSIVE REVISION COURSE & OSCE

17 October 2015

This intensive one-day course aims to provide a focused revision for the DOHNS Clinical/OSCE exam and is aimed at both Surgical and General Practice trainees with a specialist interest in ENT. For more information and to register click here

 

UKETS ENDOVASCULAR COURSE

20 October 2015

The course is aimed at all foundation doctors to enable them to increase awareness of interventional specialities: Cardiology, Radiology and Vascular Surgery.  For further information and to register click here.  

 

WORKPLACE RESPIRATORY SURVEILLANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

20 October 2015

Using a combination of ‘real life’ case-based, discussion, ‘ask the expert’ Q+A sessions and small group/team-based learning, this workshop will examine the practical aspects of occupational lung disease surveillance.  For more information and to register click here.

 

FULL IMMERSION SIMULATION IN DEMENTIA-RELATED ILLNESS

21 & 29 October 2015

Anyone else who comes into contact with people with Dementia are welcome to attend this course.  For further information click here.

 

8th INTENSIVE REVISION COURSE FOR MCEM PART A EXAM

24 October 2015

In the part A of the MCEM exam, candidates are expected to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and sound understanding of the application of key basic sciences in Emergency Medicine. This intensive one-day revision course will provide the candidates with an overview of essential applied clinical anatomy, basic physiological principles, and the physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and central nervous systems. For more information and to register click here

 

10th INTENSIVE REVISION COURSE FOR MRCS PART A EXAM

27 October 2015 

Delivered by faculty from the highly acclaimed and reputed Cardiff MRCS OSCE courses, this course is suitable for candidates appearing for the Intercollegiate MRCS Part A exam with one of the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. For more information and to register click here.

 

MANAGING RISK IN MENTAL HEALTH

28 October 2015

The "Managing Risk in Mental Health" (MaRiMeH) project aims to equip frontline clinical staff with the skills to assess and manage patients presenting with acute mental health difficulties. It also aims to improve the management of patients requiring both physical and mental health care. For further information and to register click here.

 

PRACTICAL STATISTICS FOR CLINICAL RESEARCHERS

30 October 2015

This one day workshop is designed for those who undertake clinical research and have good background knowledge of basic statistics. This course is suited to researchers who have already attended an introductory statistics course. For more information and to register click here.

 

9th INTENSIVE REVISION COURSE FOR MRCS PART A EXAM

30 October 2015

Delivered by faculty from the highly acclaimed and reputed Cardiff MRCS OSCE courses, this course is suitable for candidates appearing for the Intercollegiate MRCS Part A exam with one of the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. For more information and to register click here.

 

INTENSIVE REVISION COURSE FOR MRCS PART A EXAM

30 & 31 October 2015

Courses are suitable for candidates preparing for the Intercollegiate MRCS Part A exam with the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. For further information and to register click here

 

FOUNDATION COURSE IN CLINICAL RADIOLOGY

31 October 2015 - 1 November 2015

For further information and to register click here.

 

November

GUM/HIV MEDICINE TASTER DAY

2 November 2015

Would you be interested in a career in sexual health and HIV? The day provides the opportunity for junior doctors who do not get the opportunity to experience GUM/HIV medicine as part of their training to experience the specialty and consider whether it is right for them for higher training, and for those who have had placements in GUM/HIV this gives an opportunity to understand what the training involves. To register, please complete the attached form and return to Dr Alison Barbour, SpR GUM/HIV, St George's Hospital, London, abarbour@nhs.net

 

RESEARCH SKILLS FOR MEDICAL AND SURGICAL TRAINEES

6 November 2015

One-day course open to doctors of all grades. This course will be held at Hammersmith Hospital, Willow Suite, 150 Artillery Lane, London W12 0NN. For all details of the course click here or to book your place email medicalresearchskills@gmail.com

 

CST INTERVIEW COURSE

7 November 2015

Core surgical training mock interview courses specifically targeted at F2 doctors who are applying this year for CST and F1 doctors who are considering applying for surgery. This course will be held at the Education Centre, Warrington Hospital, Lovely Lane, Warrington, WA5 1QG. For further information and to register click here.

 

GERIATRICS FOR JUNIORS

7 November 2015

This one day event is being organised by the Association of Elderly Medicine Education (AEME). This year's event will be held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Leeds. For further information click here or to register click here.

 

CONCISE ACUTE MEDICINE COURSE

7 November 2015

This one day event is being held at the Education Centre, Leicester General Hospital, Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 4PW for a fee of £99.00. For further information and to apply please click here.

 

FUTURE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS CONFERENCE

7 November 2015

This is a national conference aimed at medical students and junior doctors. The morning consists of lectures from orthopaedic surgeons covering all orthopaedic sub-specialties and giving delegates an insider’s view of what life is like as an orthopaedic surgeon. The afternoon will consist of practical stations including DHS, Ex-Fix and Hemiarthroplasty. Each delegate will have the opportunity to perform these skills. For further information and to register click here.

 

PRACTICAL PROCEDURES COURSE

11 November 2015

This course is aimed at those wishing to acquire or refresh skills lab based procedural competencies which will cover Lumbar Puncture, Basic thoracic ultrasound with Seldinger chest drain insertion, Central line insertion (ultrasound guided) and various other skills. To register please contact l.caple@nhs.net to secure a place.

 

HOW TO GET INTO RADIOLOGY

13 November 2015

This course is aimed at doctors thinking of pursuing a career in Clinical Radiology and will include targeted lectures, one-to-one CV workshops, interview preparation stations and top tips from successful radiology applicants. For further information and to register click here.

 

BASIC FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY COURSE

14 November 2015

Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust are directing this course for F1 doctors who would like to practice their basic plastic surgery. For further information contact gauthamullas@gmail.com

 

KING'S LIVE EDUCATIONAL EVENT

14 - 15 November 2015

This 2 day conference offers tutorials and live demonstrations from 4 endoscopy rooms. For further information and to register click here.

 

IMPROVING MEDICAL ETHICS IN THE 21st CENTURY

16 November 2015

The Institute of Medical Ethics will host this conference. For further information and to book please click here.

 

PENINSULA RADIOLOGY ACADEMY INTRODUCTION TO RADIOLOGY/RADIOLOGY CAREERS DAY

16 - 17 November 2015

The Peninsula Radiology Academy is holding a two-day event to provide an insight into a career in Radiology and give helpful tips for the application and interview process. The first day is aimed at all foundation doctors who are considering a career in Radiology; day 2 is aimed at current Radiology trainees and will focus on careers within Radiology and subspecialty selection. Click here for further details and to register.

 

PSYCHART – CELEBRATING CREATIVITY IN MEDICINE

18 November 2015

The psychART conference for foundation doctors will take place on 18th November 2015 and will include workshops, debates and an exhibition of selected work from the psychART competition. The deadline for submitting new or existing art work in any form and on any theme is 18th October 2015. For further details and to register click here.

 

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE AGAINST EPILEPSY UK CHAPTER (ILAE)

19 November 2015

International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) UK Chapter has organised a one day teaching course in London which represents all health professionals interested in the care of people with epilepsy in the UK.  To register click here or for any queries contact members@ilae-uk.org.uk.

 

FY2 REGIONAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT COMPETITION

19 November 2015

The FY2 Regional Quality Improvement Competition will be held at PGEC, Frimley Park Hospital on Thursday 19th November. F2 Doctors are invited to submit an abstract to pgec@fhft.nhs.uk by 5pm Monday 12 October 2015. A panel of Clinicians will shortlist applications and invite a maximum of 10 doctors to present their audits and a further 15 to display posters by Friday 23 October 2015. All entries selected for the day will receive a certificate and prizes will be awarded to the winners. For further information click here.

 

BIOMECHANICS IN ORTHOPAEDICS COURSE

 21 November 2015

This course is aimed at junior doctors who would like to increase their understanding of Orthopaedics. The participants will learn about the key biomechanical principles that must be considered in making Orthopaedic decision. For further information and to register click here.

 

CONCISE CARDIOLOGY COURSE

21 November 2015

This one day course is being held at the Education Centre, Leicester General Hospital, Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 4PW. For further information and to apply click here

 

ANNUAL LIVERPOOL AUTUMN PSYCHIATRY SCHOOL

24 - 26 November 2015

This course is aimed at foundation trainees who maybe a 100% or just thinking about psychiatry, this three day, free, non-residential course will give you more information about psychiatry. Two days of inspirational speakers and a day in Forensic Hospital. Reserve your place now by contacting Cassia.oprey@gmail.com or Declan.hyland@nhs.net. Only 25 places available

 

MANAGING RISK IN MENTAL HEALTH 

25 November 2015 - REMINDER

The "Managing Risk in Mental Health" (MaRiMeH) project aims to equip frontline clinical stall with the skills to assess and manage patients presenting with acute mental health difficulties. It also aims to improve the management of patients requiring both physical and mental health care. For further information and to register click here.

 

DEVELOPING EXCELLENCE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

25 - 26 November 2015

The leading organisations in medical education and training across the country have come together to deliver the first joint national medical education conference in the UK. This provides an opportunity for clinicians involved in medical education and training to drive current thinking in the field of medical education and training, in a single conference with expertise from all.  For further details and to register click here 

 

DEVELOPING AUTHORITY WORKSHOP - NON CLINICAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR DOCTORS

25 - 26 November 2015

This programme is designed to equip foundation doctors with the knowledge and skills to perform as feature leaders in everyday situations. To register click here or for further information contact FPC@stgeorges.nhs.uk.  

 

NON-TECHNICAL SKILLS FOR SURGEONS (NOTSS): ONE DAY MASTERCLASS

27 November 2015

This one day masterclass is aimed at consultant surgeons from all specialties with an interest in training. The course involves short lectures, video scenarios, interactive discussion and the use of an audience feedback system. It will cover the influence of human factors in surgery and the importance of non-technical skills in underpinning good surgical performance. Delegates will learn how these non-technical skills can be observed, rated and used to provide feedback. For further details and to register click here.

 

IMPERIAL COLLEGE SURGICAL SOCIETY’S TRAUMA CONFERENCE

28 - 29 November 2015

Foundation Doctors are invited to attend the Surgical Society Trauma Conference which provides an introduction to Trauma for medical students from around the UK and abroad.   The conference requires foundation doctors to act as demonstrators to teach delegates a number of different Trauma based skills.  For more information click here. To express an interest in being a demonstrator contact traumapersonnel.icsm@gmail.com.

 

OPHTHALMIC SKILLS COURSE

28 November 2015

This course will be run at and in association with St. James’s University Hospital. It is aimed at junior doctors interested in gaining basic ophthalmic skills for any speciality (Ophthalmology, GP and A&E). For further information and to register click here.  

 

GENERAL PAEDIATRICS FOR MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS COURSE 

28 & 29 November 2015

This is a course run by Paediatric Registrars and nurses over 2 days to teach all aspects of chronic Paediatrics. For further information and to register contact PIER2@uhs.nhs.uk

 

PAEDIATRIC EMERGENCY DAY

30 November 2015

As an introduction to paediatric emergency medicine, the day will cover common emergency scenarios that you may encounter in a paediatric or A&E setting. Please email: paedsemergency@gmail.com to secure a place. 

 

December

EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY COURSE FOR FOUNDATION DOCTORS

4 & 5 December 2015

This course is aimed at F1s and F2s working in the ED for the first time. For further details and to register click here.

 

3RD CAREER IN SURGERY CONFERENCE

5 December 2015

The conference will be held at Centre for Professional Development, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham and is aimed at medical students and junior doctors who wish to gain an insight into a career in surgery. 'Career in Surgery' is a full day event that focuses on providing detailed information about all the surgical specialties, to help delegates make more informed decisions about their future careers.  For further information and to register please click here.

 

ANNUAL STUDENT AND TRAINEE OPHTHALOMOGY CONFERENCE

5 December 2015 - REMINDER

The Annual Student and Trainee Ophthalmology Conference is being held on 5th December 2015 in collaboration with the RSM. It is aimed at junior doctors who are interested in Opthalmology. For further details and to book tickets please click here.

 

PROFESSIONAL AND SURGICAL SKILLS FOR SUCCESS AS A CORE SURGICAL TRAINEE

5 December 2015

This course is aimed at F2s and will be held at Conquest Hospital, TN37 7RD. It will include surgical technique practical sessions. For further information and to register contact coresurgicalskills@gmail.com

 

CORE SURGICAL TRAINING INTERVIEW WORKSHOP

8 December 2015

This course will be held at the Sherman Education Centre 4th Floor, Guy's Hospital, London Bridge. Please submit applications to cstadmin@gstt.nhs.uk (including name, grade and trust).

 

CONCISE RENAL MEDICINE COURSE 

12 December 2015

This course is being held at the Education Centre, Leicester General Hospital, Gwendolen Road, Leicester LE5 4PW. For further information and to apply click here.

 

GP SPECIALTY ENTRY STAGE 2 INTENSIVE PREPARATION COURSE

12 December 2015

This course will take place at Whittington Education Centre, Whittington Hospital. For further information and to register click here.

 

MRCP PART 1 COURSE

19 & 20 December 2015  

The course will be held at Waterfront 4, Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8NY. For further information and to register click here.

 

2016

January

MRCS ANATOMY COURSE

12 January 2016

This course will be held at the Anatomy Building, Downing Site, University of Cambridge. For further information click here or to book contact CambridgeAnatomy@gmail.com.

 

CORE SURGICAL TRAINING INTERVIEW COURSE

13 January 2016

This course will provide an introduction to the interview structure and what to expect and the do's and don'ts of an interview. There will also be individual mock interview stations including clinical, management and portfolio/leadership. For further information and to register please e-mail bertansel@doctors.org.uk

 

SURREY WINTER STATISTICS SCHOOL

14 & 15 January 2016

This course is for researchers, clinicians and health services analysts that want an intensive introduction to medical statistics. This course will be held at Section of Clinical and Medicine and Ageing, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7PX. For further information and to register click here

 

UCLH INSTITUTE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR F2'S

26 & 27 January 2016

This leadership and management course is a two day course aimed at F2s and will be held at the UCLH Education Centre, 250 Euston Road, London, NW1 2PG. For further details see the application form which is available to download at the top of this page.

 

February

NATIONAL SURGICAL CONFERENCE FOR FOUNDATION & STUDENT DOCTORS

20 February 2016

Foundation doctors are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations at this research conference. The theme this year is 'Innovations in Surgery'. To submit an abstract and to register click here. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 24 January 2016.  

 

ASSOCIATION FOR PALLIATIVE MEDICINE (APM) JUNIOR CONFERENCE

20 February 2016

The APM Junior conference is being held at the York Hospital Postgraduate Medical Centre, York, YO31 8HE. For further information and to register click here.

 

CAMBRIDGE EMERGENCY UROLOGY COURSE

27 February 2016

This course will be held at the Deakin Centre; Addenbrooke's Hospital and is aimed at trainees at all levels. For further information and to register click here or contact ajg203@medschl.cam.ac.uk

 

March

NATIONAL MEDICAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

4 March 2016 - HOLD THE DATE 

The 6th National Medical Leadership Conference of Health Education North West will take place on 4th March 2016 at the Macron Stadium, Bolton. The conference will be relevant to medical leaders, educators, consultants, GPs, SAS doctors & doctors in training. There will also be places available for non-medical staff who have an involvement or interest in medical leadership. This year's conference theme is "THE RESILIENT LEADER". Full details on delegate fees, how to register, submitting workshop and/or poster abstracts will be available shortly.

 

April

OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMA STUDY DAY

19 April 2016

The programmes includes a mixture of case presentations, discussions on the evidence-base, guidance and good practice in occupational asthma and the potential pitfalls in diagnosis and management of the disease and the workforce at risk. For further information and to register click here

 

THE SOUND OF THE STUDENT AND TRAINEE VOICE 2016

28 April 2016

If you would like to define the programme for the annual Sound of the Student and Trainee Voice conference, submit 100 words to studentvoice@kss.hee.nhs.uk by 3pm on Friday 20 November on why you would be the perfect addition to the organing committee.