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Is research for me?
What to consider when thinking about doing research, including a personal perspective from a new researcher. The key decisions you'll have to make, and the benefits to you, and to medical science.
Doing research part-time
If you're thinking of doing research but are put off by taking a lengthy break from work or studies, consider doing research part time alongside your clinical job. We examine the pros and cons.
Mock Specialty Certificate Exams (SCE)
Between 2012 and 2021, the BGS has, as part of the annual Trainees' Weekend, set a mock SCE session in order to support BGS trainees who were preparing to sit the RCP SCE exam. Here we publish the mock questions and answers for each year's session.
A Career in Geriatric Medicine
Providing healthcare to older adults is often extremely challenging. Patients often have multiple long-term conditions, and present to healthcare in atypical ways. Doctors need to be highly competent communicators with knowledge of medical ethics, social care and palliative medicine.
Out of Programme Time: Maintaining clinical skills
When taking time out of programme (or OOP), it's important to maintain clinical skills and knowledge when medical practice is constantly evolving.
The state of the consultant geriatrician workforce: An analysis of the RCP census
This report analyses data from the UK 2022 census of consultant physicians, conducted by the Royal College of Physicians London on behalf of the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK. The latest RCP census was published in 2023 and is based on data collected in 2022.
The state of the older people’s healthcare workforce: A report from the BGS membership survey
This report summarises the findings of a survey of the BGS membership undertaken in late 2023. It provides a snapshot into how our members are feeling about their work and the services they work in.
Research Hub: Helpful resources
A selection of helpful resources to assist in planning, undertaking and publishing your research.
Research Hub: Getting involved with research
This section of the Research Hub provides an introduction to the topic and looks at how and why to get involved in geriatric medicine research.
The case for more geriatricians: Strengthening the workforce to care for an ageing population
This report examines the geriatrician workforce needed to provide high-quality care for an ageing population with increasingly complex needs.
Resources for Trainees
Links, tips and tricks for trainees interested in a career in care of the older person.
Results of Trainees study leave survey 2022
Results of a survey carried out among attendees of the BGS Trainees' Weekend 2022, reflecting on issues relating to study leave and the wider picture for Trainees.
Training requirements for higher specialist trainees: Orthogeriatrics
This page clarifies the training standards for higher specialist trainees in geriatric medicine in orthogeriatrics in the context of the new training curriculum and syllabus.
The geriatric medicine workforce 2022
This report looks at data collected by the Royal College of Physicians on the consultant workforce.
Training requirements for higher specialist trainees in geriatric medicine: Palliative and end of life care
This page clarifies the training standards for higher specialist trainees in geriatric medicine in palliative and end of life care in the context of the new training curriculum and syllabus.
Training requirements for higher specialist trainees: Tissue viability
This page clarifies the training standards for higher specialist trainees in geriatric medicine in tissue viability in the context of the new training curriculum and syllabus.