Bulletins, Courses and Information for your attention

On this page you will find information about upcoming courses and general information that will be of use for you to know. If there are any courses that you are interested in applying to please either read in the body of the course advertisement or select the flyer/programme at the bottom of the page to find out more information on how to apply.


Near Peer Mentoring: Webinar Q&A for FY2 

In August 2021, Yorkshire and Humber Foundation School have opened up a new Mentoring Scheme. The aim of this scheme is for new FY1s in need of advice/ guidance can be matched to an FY2 'mentor' who can provide the support needed.

The Foundation School Director recently held a webinar for FY2's interested in becoming a mentor. The webinar concluded with a Q&A session, a recording of which will be uploaded for viewing shortly.

Further information on the Mentoring Programme, for both FY1s and FY2s can be found on the SuppoRTT page.


BSMD Video Prize for Foundation Trainees

The British Society of Medical Dermatology (BSMD) is launching a new prize for U.K. Foundation Doctors for a patient education video on a topic related to Medical Dermatology. Prizes include a Medical Dermatology Textbook, as well as the opportunity for a credited video on the official BSMD YouTube channel for the winners.

The video must not exceed 5 minutes. A successful video entry would be accessible to an audience of patients or carers via our YouTube site, with information delivered in a patient-centred fashion. The video could be focussed on understanding the condition or on help with an aspect of treatment, with signposting for further information e.g. British Association of Dermatologists information website or patient information leaflets. 

For more information, see https://www.bsmd.org.uk/video-prize


Fatigue Survey

Dear Foundation Doctors,

I'm one of the Foundation TPDs within the Yorkshire and Humber region.

As part of an ongoing project, I would like to understand more about fatigue and how this affects you as junior doctors and in turn relates to the safety of the care that we give to our patients.

If you wouldn't mind filling in this very short survey which will take 3 minutes to complete.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JSVPZKV

We are looking to present the results at a future foundation educational event.

Thanks in advance for your help

Dr Will Peat

Consultant Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Harrogate Hospital

 

MRCS Webinar Revision Series

RCSEd's Foundation Trainee Surgical Societies present: Preparing for the MRCS Part A

Session One - an Introduction to the Exam Wednesday June 16th 19:00

Are you interested in becoming a surgeon? Do you want to increase your points for Core Surgical Training Applications?

The MRCS (Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons) part A is the first professional exam candidates must pass on their route to becoming a surgeon. A challenging exam with a pass rate of less than 40%, many trainees struggle with where to start when preparing for MRCS part A.

We are proud to present the first webinar in a series designed to help you prepare for the Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland Part A examination (MRCS Part A). This webinar series is completely free of charge.

Book your free place for session Session One - an Introduction to the Exam Wednesday June 16th 19:00 via the link below:

Preparing for the MRCS Part A - an Introduction to the Exam | RCSEd<https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/professional-support-development-resources/learning-resources/webinars/ftss-presents-preparing-for-the-mrcs-part-a-examination/preparing-for-the-mrcs-part-a-an-introduction-to-the-exam>

This first webinar will provide you with an overview on the nature, format and content of the exam, along with effective strategies for your revision. Subsequent webinars will cover high yield topics examined in Applied Basic Sciences and Principles of Surgery in General papers.

Designed by trainees for trainees, the series will run from June - September 2021 and include 12 sessions covering high yield topics, examined in Applied Basic Sciences and Principles of Surgery in General papers. Sessions are delivered by Core Surgical Trainees, Surgical & Medical Registrars and Foundation Doctors. All sessions are be vetted by a Consultant from a relevant specialty.

Book your free place for session Session One - an Introduction to the Exam Wednesday June 16th 19:00 via the link below:

Preparing for the MRCS Part A - an Introduction to the Exam | RCSEd<https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/professional-support-development-resources/learning-resources/webinars/ftss-presents-preparing-for-the-mrcs-part-a-examination/preparing-for-the-mrcs-part-a-an-introduction-to-the-exam>

Subsequent sessions can be booked online through the RCSEd website.


Acute Medicine for International Medical Graduates

Acute Medicine for International Medical Graduates is a one-day online workshop that aims to support international medical graduates and junior doctors, new to acute care practice in the NHS, with skills to enable confident management of acute medical patients through the use of a wide range of clinical case scenarios and interactive content. http://www.acutemedicineforimgs.eventbrite.com

Our Spring/Summer workshops will take place on the 15th & 16th of May and the 10th & 11th of July 2021. It allows for easy and safe attendance from anywhere in the UK because they are online, which also has the added advantage for doctors from abroad starting placements in August. They may wish to attend the workshop before they arrive in the UK.

Exerienced NHS consultants and medical educators have carefully curated the workshop, which focuses on supporting junior doctors and IMGs with applying clinical knowledge of acute medicine to the management of several acute cases including sepsis, acute coronary syndrome, acute asthma, diabetic ketoacidosis etc. We will also hone prescribing skills (intravenous fluids in AKI; fluids and insulin in DKA/HHS patients according to national guidelines) as well as rehearse skills in ECG and ABG interpretation. 

 


Dear Colleagues,

To increase awareness and interest in Allergy as a specialty; BSACI is offering up to 30 scholarships for 2nd yr Foundation / Internal Medicine trainees to attend the BSACI Annual Conference in Harrogate from 7th-9th October 2021. We hope you are able to disseminate this information to trainees in your deanery.

Information about the meeting and scholarships can be found at https://bsacimeeting.org/ abstract-awards-travel/travel-fellowships

Details of the award:

1. Open to all Foundation year 2, Internal Medicine and paediatric trainees with an interest in or considering a career in Allergy.

2. Up to £550 to cover conference fees, hotel accommodation and travel expenses.

3. The application involves supplying a 300-word statement detailing why the applicant would benefit from this scholarship with a supporting letter from their current supervisor. 

4. Abstract submission for the conference is encouraged but is not a requirement.

5. Deadline for submissions is Friday 23rd July 2021.

Attached is a flyer detailing the scheme and how to apply. Please can you email this to trainees in your deanery.

If you or any of your colleagues have any questions or require any further information, please contact us at info@bsaci.org or on 0207 501 3910.

Please note previous recipients are not eligible to apply.


RCSEd's Foundation Trainee Surgical Societies Present: Preparing for the MRCS Part A - Session Four - Perioperative Care - Wednesday 14th July 2021 @ 19:00

The fourth webinar in a series designed to help you prepare for the Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland Part A examination (MRCS Part A) will cover quick fire and high yield knowledge on perioperative care. This includes the topics below:

Aims:

Provide quick fire knowledge on common perioperative scenarios encountered including:

  • Respiratory distress
  • Cardiac investigations and indications for these
  • ASA gradings
  • Sepsis and SIRS
  • Haematological issues in perioperative care
  • Peri-operative nutrition
  • Diabetes

This webinar series is completely free of charge.

Book your free place for session Session Four - Perioperative Care- Wednesday 14th July @ 19:00 via the link below:

https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/professional-support-development-resources/learning-resources/webinars/ftss-presents-preparing-for-the-mrcs-part-a-examination/peri-operative-care

 

Core Surgical Training Interview Preparation Course - Sunday 24th October 2021

  • Find out about the 2022 CST application process and timeline​
  • How to boost portfolio score
  • Detailed interactive clinical and management station scenarios
  • Guidance on specific techniques to score highly in all stations
  • Top tips from current core surgical trainees and interactive Q&A session

This is a free interactive online course. Donations possible through Eventbrite. 

If you are interested, please register using the following link where you can also find a donation option:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/core-surgical-training-interview-preparation-course-tickets-169660209253?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

 

Path to Success Recruitment Event - 6th November 2021

“Path to Success” will take place virtually again this year on the 6th November, hosted by HEE NE, RCPath and the ACP.

Aimed at Foundation, CT/IMT 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.

Featuring

  •       Online Pathology Battle – laboratory stations in Haematology, Microbiology/Virology, Histopathology, Chemical Pathology/Metabolic Medicine and Immunology to solve the clinical case.
  •        Key Note Talk – Dr Mike Osborn, President of RCPath
  •        Applications advice - tips on applications and interviews for the pathology specialties from our trainees
  •        Poster competition with prize sponsored by ACP

 

Sat 6th November 9am -2pm Virtual Event

Free registration: https://fast.ncl.ac.uk/training/book/2029/

For more Information contact: Joanne.O'Brien@hee.nhs.uk

 

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