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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.
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
I hope it rings true for new consultant geriatricians. I thought about this comic the other day, when a colleague from another medical specialty was complaining that they had to do a ward round with one F1, and I had just done the majority of my post take ward rounds on my own.
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Community Practice including Continuing, Respite and Intermediate Care
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.
The BGS Recommended Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine for Medical Undergraduates
All undergraduate curricula must have a core consisting of the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes which students must have by the time they graduate. These enable students to develop self-directed learning and become familiar with research and presentation skills.
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.