Trainees

Advanced Life Support (ALS) certification and working in acute medicine

Advanced Life Support (ALS) certification and working in acute medicine

Trainees will be aware that possession of a current ALS certificate is a mandatory requirement for training in the acute medical specialties, including core medical training/internal medicine training. As the pandemic with COVID-19 has struck, ALS courses have been suspended preventing trainees from immediate renewal of their certification and preventing others whose ALS certification has lapsed for a more prolonged period, from renewing. Ensuring capability for any specific task lies, of course, with the medical director of the employing organisation but in the absence of a certificating course the following is suggested:

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COVID-19: Joint statement on arrangements for dental and dental care professional students and recent graduates

COVID-19: Joint statement on arrangements for dental and dental care professional students and recent graduates

Joint statement on arrangements for dental and dental care professional students and recent graduates, while restrictions are in place to control the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19: Contingency planning for ARCPs

COVID-19: Contingency planning for ARCPs

As the four UK Statutory Education Bodies (HEE, NES, NIMDTA and HEIW) respond with the health systems to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented demands placed on healthcare delivery, the Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) assessments will be adapted to ensure patient care remains a primary focus.

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COVID-19: Surgical Trainee Progression in 2020

COVID-19: Surgical Trainee Progression in 2020

The Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST) has today (19 March 2020) published the following statement on Trainee Progression in 2020.

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Revalidation and national training surveys in light of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Revalidation and national training surveys in light of coronavirus (COVID-19)

The College has today (Thursday 19th March) received guidance from Nicola Cotter, Head of General Medical Council Scotland on revalidation and national training surveys in light of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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COVID-19: Update for dental students, trainees and recent graduates

COVID-19: Update for dental students, trainees and recent graduates

Today the Dental Schools Council (DSC), the UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND) the Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training in Dentistry (JCPTD) and the General Dental Council have met via teleconference to discuss arrangements to support dental students, trainees and recent graduates across the UK, while restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19 are in operation.

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UPDATED: COVID-19: Cancellation of dental exams

UPDATED: COVID-19: Cancellation of dental exams

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has decided to postpone or cancel our assessment activity in our Faculty of Dental Surgery from Monday 23 March 2020 for the foreseeable future. All examiners and candidates impacted by this decision will be contacted directly by our exams team in due course.

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COVID-19 and Recognition of Trainee Progression in 2020

COVID-19 and Recognition of Trainee Progression in 2020

The pandemic of COVID-19 will lead to changes in learning opportunities for trainees in Core Medical, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialty training both in terms of experiences and in assessments.

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#TipsForNewDocs – Dr David Ross

#TipsForNewDocs – Dr David Ross

Today’s #tipsfornewdocs is by Professor David Ross, our Director of Education and Honorary Secretary of the Faculty of Travel Medicine.

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#TipsForNewDocs – Dr Lisa Curran

#TipsForNewDocs – Dr Lisa Curran

Today’s ‘tipsfornewdocs is from Dr Lisa Curran who is a Member of the Faculty of Travel Medicine and a Consultant in Occupational Medicine at King’s College Hospital.

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