Posted October 2nd 2019 (8 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Information Bulletin – 02/10/2019

National Scottish Medical Education Conference

Following on the growing success of this event, NES is delighted to confirm that it will be hosting the 10th National Scottish Medical Education Conference as a two day event at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 30 April - 1 May 2020.

  • This meeting will be of interest to all those involved in medical education and training, including students, trainees, trainers, managers, those working in primary care, secondary care, Universities, Deaneries and Medical Royal Colleges.
  • The meeting will aim to outline recent developments and explore the many challenges facing undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training, in a time of tightening resources and evolving regulatory requirements.
  • There will be a number of parallel conferences hosted by other health professional groups and an opportunity for joint sessions highlighting inter professional learning.
  • The meeting is sponsored by NHS Education for Scotland, and there will be no charge for participation. Further details on the programme and how to register will follow in January 2020.

Building upon the success of previous parallel sessions / workshops, we are inviting submissions from anyone who has an idea or topic which they would like to be considered for the programme.

We will confirm those to be included in the final programme in the week commencing Monday 16 December 2019 to enable more detailed organisation prior to the conference.

To access the flyer and submission form please follow this link: 

 Please complete the submission form and return to no later than midnight, Sunday 24 November 2019.

Clinical Primer scheme

Are you considering a career as a clinical academic but want to experience life as a researcher before you decide?

Applications from suitably qualified medical, veterinary & dental graduates are invited for six month biomedical/health research “primer” projects to be undertaken at the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff & Exeter *. These are supported by a Welcome Trust ‘Institutional Strategic Support Fund’. The projects will commence in 2020 and the funding will cover clinical salary and associated project costs.

This opportunity is aimed at clinically qualified medical, veterinary and dental trainees who are at an early stage of their career, but who can demonstrate a capability and a drive to undertake a period of research with a view to developing a career in academic medicine. Successful candidates will undertake a biomedical "primer" project at either the University of Bristol, Cardiff or Exeter with a view to preparing them for a PhD fellowship application.

  • Applicants must either be fully-qualified medical doctors or dentists and will have started, or be ready to start, their specialist training (in which case the project will be undertaken as an out of programme module).
  • OR have completed a degree in veterinary medicine or veterinary science; an intercalated degree or other research experience (e.g. undergraduate vacation project) is also desirable.
  • All applicants should be entitled to work within the European Economic Area (EEA).
  • Primers will be available in various areas and specialities.
  • We particularly encourage applications from candidates keen to conduct interdisciplinary projects and they will be co-supervised by clinical and non-clinical members of staff.
  • The training period is negotiable (range 3-6 months) and will allow time for one clinical session per week, if applicable.

Further information, eligibility criteria and an application form are available from the participating institutions:

University of Bristol, Elizabeth Blackwell Institute:

Cardiff University

University of Exeter

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Thursday 14 November 2019.
If you have any queries, please see the relevant institutions website for contact details.

 Winter training programme in biomedical engineering

Please see the below link below which is a free winter training programme for medical students and early starter foundation doctors across QEH Birmingham, Imperial and King's. The focus is on biomedical engineering.

Please see the below website for more information