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'Career Conversations' is a podcast series from the Trainees & Members' Committee (T&MC) of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE).

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'Career Conversations' is a podcast series from the Trainees & Members' Committee (T&MC) of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE).

    International Medical Graduates in the UK (1 Feb 2023)

    International Medical Graduates in the UK (1 Feb 2023)

    Drs Anda Bularga and Jonny Bardgett talk to Drs Francesca Moroni and Zerihun Demissie Tefera about their experiences as International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in the UK.

    Dr Francesca Moroni is a consultant gastroenterologist with special interest in nutrition and functional GI disorders. She graduated in 2006 at Universita' di Pavia in Italy and moved to the UK in 2007 where she completed her postgraduate training. She spent three years out of programme in research at the University of Edinburgh and she is about to submit her MD thesis. She is BAPEN Scotland chair, BSG SWiG committee member, BSG former deputy web editor and current SSG Digest This! webinar chief Editor.

    Dr Zerihun Demissie Tefera studied Medicine in Ethiopia and an MSc. in International Health at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Dr Tefera has worked in clinical and public health roles in Ethiopia and various countries in Africa. Since 2012, he has been working in NHS Lothian. He is a Speciality Doctor in Medicine of the Elderly (MoE) working with the Ortho-Geriatric Team in the orthopaedics wards at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

    Recording date: 11 August 2022

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    • 47 min
    Interview themes and top tips for IMT (19 Jan 2023)

    Interview themes and top tips for IMT (19 Jan 2023)

    In this episode, Dr Marilena Giannoudi talks to Dr Georgia Baynes about internal medicine training (IMT) interview themes and top tips.

    Dr Georgia Baynes was successful at IMT interview and is a current IMT1 working at Bradford Royal Infirmary. Dr Baynes graduated from the University of Manchester in 2019 then did foundation training in West Yorkshire. Dr Baynes is unsure which specialty to apply for after IMT but enjoys cardiology and respiratory, and is interested in medical education. Outside work, Dr Baynes is a keen runner.

    Dr Marilena Giannoudi is the T&MC Podcast Lead and Vice-Chair for Careers and Communications.

    -- Links --

    IMT Recruitment webpages on interviews: https://www.imtrecruitment.org.uk/recruitment-process/interview and https://www.imtrecruitment.org.uk/recruitment-process/interview/interview-structure-and-content

    IMT Person Specification: https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/Recruitment/Person-specifications

    GMC Good Medical Practice: https://www.gmc-uk.org/ethical-guidance/ethical-guidance-for-doctors/good-medical-practice

    Information on SBAR: https://www.england.nhs.uk/sustainableimprovement/qsir-programme/qsir-tools/

    Information on clinical governance: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7506.s254-b and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1113460/

    Disclaimer: Please always refer to official recruitment websites for the latest guidance as application dates and processes may differ to those described in this episode.

    Recording date: 3 January 2023

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    • 21 min
    Interview themes and top tips for HST (18 Jan 2023)

    Interview themes and top tips for HST (18 Jan 2023)

    In this episode, Dr Marilena Giannoudi talks to Dr Hannah Preston about higher specialty training (HST) interview themes and top tips.

    Dr Hannah Preston was successful at HST interview and is a Renal Registrar in Edinburgh, having previously been an ACCS Trainee. Dr Preston is also RCPE Trainees and Members' Committee (T&MC) Co-Chair.

    Dr Marilena Giannoudi is the T&MC Podcast Lead and Vice-Chair for Careers and Communications.

    -- Link --
    https://phstrecruitment.org.uk/recruitment-process/interview/preparing-for-interview

    Disclaimer: Please always refer to official recruitment websites for the latest guidance as application dates and processes may differ to those described in this episode.

    Recording date: 7 November 2022

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    • 20 min
    Less Than Full Time (7 Dec 2022)

    Less Than Full Time (7 Dec 2022)

    In this episode Dr Jonny Bardgett talks to Dr Anda Bularga about his journey to work less than full time (LTFT). He explains how he went about researching and applying to go LTFT and the effect it has subsequently had on his work life balance.

    Recording date: 19 July 2022

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    • 24 min
    Applying for an Academic Job (14 Oct 2022)

    Applying for an Academic Job (14 Oct 2022)

    Dr Marilena Giannoudi interviews Dr Jessica Pearce and Dr Rebecca Sagar about their academic careers to date, including 'top tips' on how to apply for academic jobs.

    All three speakers provide their insights and experiences of applying for and undertaking academic jobs, including the Academic Foundation Programme (AFP, now called the Specialised Foundation Programme, SFP), Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) and PhDs, including Flexible Portfolio Training (FPT), and beyond.

    Dr Jessica Pearce is an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Medical Oncology based in Leeds with an interest in frailty and geriatric oncology. Dr Rebecca Sagar is a BHF Clinical PhD Fellow at the University of Leeds and specialist registrar in endocrinology and diabetes in Leeds. Dr Marilena Giannoudi is Podcast Lead for RCPE's Trainees & Members' Committee (T&MC).

    -- Links --
    https://www.medschools.ac.uk/clinical-academic-jobs
    https://www.catch.ac.uk/
    https://foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/programmes/2-year-foundation-programme/specialised-foundation-programme/
    https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/nihr-academic-clinical-fellowships-in-medicine-2022/28732
    https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/flexible-portfolio-training
    https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/doctors-training/flexible-portfolio-training
    https://www.scotmt.scot.nhs.uk/specialty/scottish-academic-training-(screds).aspx

    Disclaimer: Please always refer to official recruitment websites for the latest guidance as application dates and processes may differ to those described in this episode.

    Recording date: 8 September 2022

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    • 24 min
    Applying for IMT: The Application Process (13 Oct 2022)

    Applying for IMT: The Application Process (13 Oct 2022)

    In this episode of Career Conversations Dr Gabrielle Woodward-Smith discusses their experience of applying for IMT using the Oriel system with Dr Marilena Giannoudi.

    -- Useful Links --
    https://www.oriel.nhs.uk/Web
    https://www.imtrecruitment.org.uk/

    Disclaimer: Please always refer to official recruitment websites for the latest guidance as application dates and processes may differ to those described in this episode.

    Recording date: 1 August 2022

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    • 16 min

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