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The European Academy for Medicine of Ageing (EAMA): Advanced Postgraduate Course 2019-20
The European Academy for Medicine of Ageing is an Advanced Postgraduate Course in Geriatrics.
The EAMA’s goals are to:
- Improve knowledge and skills in geriatric medicine for junior faculty members and promising candidates for future teachers in geriatrics
- Attune the attitudes and goals of future opinion leaders in geriatric medicine throughout Europe
- Establish a network among medical doctors responsible for the care of elderly persons and those responsible for student instruction
- Develop new ideas for geriatric health programmes and harmonise practices
- Encourage scientific interest in gerontology and geriatrics at local, national and international levels.
The two-year course consists of four intense one-week sessions held twice a year in January and June 2019 and January and June 2020. Each session covers a well-balanced geriatrics topic with experts from around the world.
Eleven Postgraduate Courses have already been completed with participants from nearly all European countries and worldwide.
EAMA students are expected to:
- Acquire skills in the identification of learning deficiencies and setting priorities within different geriatric topics, as well as in the formulation of important messages
- Lead discussions and present information with the use of the most recent and appropriate teaching technology
- Generate new research ideas and develop abilities for data gathering and critical data interpretation.
One of the strengths of the EAMA Course is the constant interaction between the students and experts. All meals and activities are shared and discussions often continue after the plenary sessions. Both the teachers' and students' activities are evaluated by each other.
The Guest Speakers and the EAMA Board Members teach out of pleasure; they do not receive financial compensation for the course.
Examples of selection criteria for the EAMA
Category 1: Medical staff with a PhD degree and experience in clinical work, research and education of students of departments for geriatric medicine of university hospitals.
Category 2: Medical staff with a PhD degree and experience in clinical work and participating in the training of geriatricians in departments for geriatric medicine of general hospitals with specialist training facilities.
Category 3: Medical staff preparing a PhD degree and experience in clinical work, research and education of students of departments for geriatric medicine of university hospitals.
Category 4: Medical staff without a PhD degree, but with experience in clinical work and participating in the training of geriatricians in departments for geriatric medicine of general hospitals with specialist training facilities.
Category 5: Medical staff with a PhD degree and with experience in clinical work in departments for geriatric medicine of general hospitals without specialist training facilities.
The course fee of 10,800 Euros includes tuition, the diploma if awarded, hotel accommodation and meals for the entire course (four weeks of five days over the two years). It does not cover travel expenses; the course is likely to be delivered in four locations in mainland Europe, so travel costs will be considerable.
BGS will consider partial or full support with the course fees for one exceptional candidate who is a BGS member. Any BGS support is conditional upon a subsequent, successful application to EAMA for a place on the course. The following conditions will apply:
- Applicants must be current members of the BGS and can include Newly appointed (first five years) consultants and SpRs.
- This is a competitive process, and only the most exceptional candidate will be selected.
- The process involves completing the BGS application form, which must be signed by both the applicant and her/his Training Programme Director (TPD), or Head of Service and submitting it with a tailored CV by the deadline date of midnight on 30 June 2018.
- Any BGS support is conditional upon a subsequent, successful application by the applicant to EAMA for a place on the 2019-20 course. If the applicant fails to secure a place on the course, the BGS offer of support will be void.
- BGS support will not cover any travel or other out of pocket expenses.
- BGS support will be for some or all of the course fees. The ability to raise funds elsewhere to part-fund the course fees (suggested level: 50%) will be a relevant judging criterion.
- A key judging criterion will be to convince the panel that you have credible means of sharing your learning from the course with the rest of the BGS membership.
- Any BGS award will be conditional upon the applicant agreeing to repay the grant to BGS in full if s/he fails to complete the course.
CLOSING DATE: MIDNIGHT ON 30 JUNE 2018