Are you interested in helping to run this website? You too can join our team of SAS doctors who maintain different parts of the website as section editors.
You don't have to be good with computers, and you don't need any previous experience in website management. All you need is access to a PC with Google Chrome as its browser, and you can manage the website on-line from the comfort of your own home (or from work if you prefer).
You will receive free training in on-line website management from the deanery, which only takes about an hour, at a time which suits you. The programme is intuitive and easy to follow, and you will continue to receive support from the deanery. If you're interested, send me an e-mail (address below) for further information and to arrange a training session.
The General Medical Council is currently recruiting doctors to become PLAB examiners. For the first time, mainly due to the efforts of Mr Victor Babu, Associate Specialist in Surgery from Wales, the GMC is allowing SAS doctors to apply. With the proposed UKMLA ( United Kingdom Medical Licensing Assessment), a licensing exam for all doctors including UK graduates, likely to become a reality, the GMC is likely to need more such examiners.
To find out more about the UKMLA, click here.
To find out more about the role of PLAB examiner, click here.
To find out more about Mr Victor Babu's achievements, click here.
This role is much in demand by medical schools. SAS doctors, with their broad experience and specialist knowledge, are ideally suited to taking up this role.
You will receive a half-day of face-to-face training, followed by an annual on-line top-up training session.
Your commitment will be to examine on up to three or four days each year. You will find that mentioning to your trainees that you are an OSCE examiner provides a powerful incentive for them to sit up and listen!
For more information on training, click here.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is actively recruiting hospital doctors to work alongside their Inspectors as Specialist Advisors.
SAS doctors are ideally suited to this role, as we are senior clinicians with considerable experience across a broad range of specialties.