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Mock Specialist Certificate Exams (SCE)
Between 2012 and 2017, 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.
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.
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.
Older Person Whisperer - October 2018
The Older Person Whisperer's take on coping and responsibility when looking after a person with Parkinson's Disease
Focus on physicians: 2017–18 census (UK consultants and higher specialty trainees)
Focus on Physicians 2017-18 is the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow’s most recent census on the consultant physician and higher specialty trainee workforce in the UK.
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Tissue Viability
Pressure ulcers cause immense suffering and considerable increases in length of stay. An understanding of the causes of pressure ulceration is fundamental to prevention of occurrence.
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Orthogeriatrics
This curriculum is based on the specialty training curriculum for geriatric medicine, formulated in August 2010 (amended in 2016).
Curriculum - Specialty training curriculum for geriatric medicine
The JRCPTB published the curriculum for specialist trainees in geriatric medicine in 2010. In 2016, it published an amended edition. Trainees are be required to learn to manage the whole range of medical conditions at a generalist level for adults of all ages.
Older Person Whisperer
The Older Person Whisperer's series of comic presentations on the life of a geriatrician
Helping older people in our care home stay connected
Joint activities such as art, sewing, knitting, cooking or growing plants help relationships grow between the generations.
This Practice Question has been published with the kind permission of the Royal College of Nursing.
Medical education – a brief overview and terminology for the BGS board
Medical Education Terminology relating to the education of specialist trainees, catalogued by the Vice President for Education of the British Geriatrics Society
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Community Practice
The ageing population in the UK and increasing pressures on acute hospitals has shifted the balance of care to the community and providing care closer to home. This has led to closer joint working across primary and secondary care, with social care and the third sector.
Training in palliative and end-of-life care: Guidance for trainees (and their trainers) in non-palliative medicine training posts
Physicians practising in general internal medicine (GIM) commonly manage illness in patients who may be in the last phase of their lives. It is therefore an important part of the specialist training programme to manage patient and family involvement.
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Old Age Psychiatry
Based on the specialty training curriculum for geriatric medicine, reference is made to the guidelines for collaboration between physicians of geriatric medicine and psychiatrists of old age.
Wales: Core curriculum of competencies for intermediate care for SpRs in geriatric medicine
In a pioneering step, Wales has developed a comprehensive core curriculum of competencies for intermediate care for SpRs in geriatric medicine. While designed for SpRs in Wales, the curriculum has UK-wide relevance.